Formula 1 circuit in India to house migrant workers due to lockdown restrictions

Buddh International Circuit, Formula 1 circuit in India

The Buddh International Circuit in India will host migrant workers who have been attempting to shift to their native places from the national capital as economic activities have been stopped because of the 21-day lockdown ordered for containing Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

The district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, B N Singh, has invoked special powers under the Disaster Management Act to select Jaypee Sports City as shelter home for migrant workers.

“JPSI Sports City, Yamuna Expressway along with their building and other resources have been designed as shelter homes with immediate effect for the medical treatment, food and lodging of people of the district or other states, who are destitute in Gautam Budh Nagar,” said the order from the Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate.

The DM has ordered the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority to make makeshift structures to house the migrant workers.

The migrant workers won’t be permitted in the core area of the Formula 1 circuit, the report noted.

Following the order, the YEIDA officials rushed to make arrangements for the migrant workers. “Water and electricity connections are available. Others things have been ordered. The arrangement would be done in makeshift structures,” said Navneet Goel, YEIDA’s officer on special duty.

The Buddh International Circuit will host migrant workers who have been rushing to their native places from the national capital as economic activity came to a grinding halt due to the 21-day lockdown ordered to contain the Covid-19 infection, a Times of India report said.

The district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, B N Singh, has invoked special powers under the Disaster Management Act to designate Jaypee Sports City as shelter home for migrant workers.

“JPSI Sports City, Yamuna Expressway along with their building and other resources have been designed as shelter homes with immediate effect for the medical treatment, food and lodging of people of the district or other states, who are destitute in Gautam Budh Nagar,” ANI quoted the order from the Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate.

The DM has ordered the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority to construct makeshift structures to house these migrant workers.

The migrant workers won’t be allowed in the core area of the Formula 1 circuit, according to the report.

After the order, the YEIDA officials rushed to make arrangements for the migrant workers. “Water and electricity connections are available. Others things have been ordered. The arrangement would be done in makeshift structures,” the Times of India report quoted Navneet Goel, YEIDA’s officer on special duty, as saying.

India’s only Formula 1 circuit was taken over by Yamuna Expressway Authorities in the wake of non-payments by the Jaypee Group.

The country’s only Formula 1 circuit was taken over by Yamuna Expressway Authorities following non-payments by the Jaypee Group.

About 1,590 people in India have been confirmed as being infected with the coronavirus. The virus has killed 45 people in the country.

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