The district administration of Gautam Buddh Nagar adjoining Delhi has a huge challenge on its hands as lakhs of migrants are trying to make their way to their hometowns in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar from Delhi. Now with the Union Home ministry sealing district borders these migrants are not able to leave the district and the local administration is putting in the efforts to take care of their shelter and food requirements. For the same the District magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar has chosen the now vacant Buddh International Circuit to be used as a shelter home which can also be used as a quarantine facility for Covid19 patients. The decision was taken as per provisions under Chapter 12 of the Uttar Pradesh pandemic Covid-19 guidelines, 2020.
Recently the authority had sealed the premises of the racetrack as well as the Sports city as the owners had failed to clear unpaid dues of over ₹ 600 crore to them. This will be one of around 20 facilities all over the district the administration aims to use as shelter cum quarantine facilities for the migrants during the lockdown period.