UP Govt Designates 2500 Acre JPSI Sports City To House Migrants; Acquires 4 Luxury Hotels To Quarantine  Medical StaffUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (@GorakhnathMndr/Twitter)

Government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) on Sunday (29 March) designated the Jaypee Sports International Ltd (JPSI) Sports City located on the Yamuna Expressway as a shelter home to house the migrant workers fleeing the national capital of Delhi, reports Asian News International (ANI).

JPSL Sports City, spread over 2,500 acres, and its other buildings have been designed as shelter homes by the authorities who have also equipped the buildings with facilities for medical treatment, food and lodging. The facility is set to be used for housing the destitute presently in Gautam Buddh nagar irrespective of their home District or State.

The swift development was announced by Gautam Buddh Nagar's District Magistrate (DM) BN Singh after swathes of daily wage and migrant workers began to flee the national capital on Saturday (28 March) to their native places amidst uncertainty looming over their livelihood in Delhi.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister (CM) of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath also visited Agra Expressway to review the situation of the migrant workers who had been left lurching for buses amid the lockdown in the country announced to contain the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Additionally, the Lucknow administration, on Monday, acquired four luxury hotels, which would serve as the quarantine centres for medical and para-medical staff involved in treating corona patients.

The hotels that have been acquired are Hyatt, Mariott, Piccadilly and Lemon Tree.

Hotel Hyatt and Mariott will be reserved for the staff of Ram Manohar Lohia Medical Institute while Piccadilly and Lemon Tree will be for the staff of Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences. The hotels are in proximity to the two institutes.

Both the medical institutes had asked the state government to provide a quarantine facility for its staff that is working in shifts and batches.

Meanwhile, the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan and Avadh Shilp Gram have also been acquired for migrant workers who are in the state capital.

(With IANS Inputs)

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