- I was so excited to know that India’s first F1 International Circuit will be coming up at Jaypee Sport city in Great Noida , UP. As Greater Noida has been a home to me for the last 11 years , it was more of a “Pride” thing for me along with the excitement of watching those sleek ‘mean-machine’ running at 350 Kmpl LIVE in my city.
- It will host the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix on October 30, 2011.Estimated to cost about 10 billion($215 million) to build, it was expected to be completed by June 2011. It will have a length of 5.14 km and an area of 875 acres (354ha).Seating capacity is initially expected to be 110,000 with provisions to increase it later to 200,000.The circuit will be part of the 2,500 acres (10 km2) Jaypee Greens Sports City, which is planned to include a 100,000 seat cricket stadium, 18-hole golf course, 25,000 seat hockey stadium and a sports academy. The sports complex is expected to cost 40 billion and generate $170m of revenue annually, and employ 10,000 people.
- That is very ‘unlikely’ for a state which has always been in news for all the wrong reasons.Like any other development activity this circuit was also not completely away from controversy.The farmers whose land has been acquired by the government are threatening to disturb the project if their ‘Demands’ are not met.
We just hope that all goes well with this ‘Buddh Circuit’ whose name has been derived from the name of Gautam Buddha , a picture of peace and calm which is also a reference to the ‘Gautam Buddha Nagar’ , the district where the circuit is located.
I am eagerly looking to meet you Buddh !