CM Punjab Inaugurates Lahore’s Orange Line Metro Project

CM Punjab Inaugurates Lahore’s Orange Line Metro Project

Lahore (October 08, 2017): Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the set of bogies that arrived from China to be used in Lahore’s Orange-Line Metro project, as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Lahore on Sunday.

The construction for the project began in 2015, was supervised by Sharif Sharif in collaborations with the Chinese Company. The project has been included in the CPEC, it was decided in the Economic Coordination Committee meeting.

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As per details, a single train has the capacity to carry 1,000 people, out of which 200 can be seated while 800 can commute while standing. The capacity will be increased to 500,000 passengers by 2025. This train is also expected to run on electricity.

The 27 trains are likely to cover the distance as per the route built up until December 25 after launching of the project.
 Shehbaz Sharif lauded the mega project, says it as an attempt to create equality between the masses by living in the societies.While addressing the inaugural ceremony , the chief minister said that a distance of 27 kilometres from Darogawala to Thokar Niaz Baig will be covered in just 45 minutes.
He criticized his opponents, said they announced Metro Bus in Peshawar after called it Jangla Bus. But there is no sign of metro bus there.

He said our opponents could not even prove corruption in Metro Bus. If the corruption is proven then the nation can hold me accountable, he remarked.

He Lashed out at PTI, said that the party has done nothing for the people in KP. There is no development happening, adding that when dengue outbreak hit Peshawar, Imran Khan chose to hide in the mountains.Speaking about the Metro Bus, he said project will make conveyance easy for everyone. This is the best inter-city transport project, he added.

Costing a whopping $1.6 billion, the 27-kilometres rail line was set to be up and running by mid-2017 but got embroiled in a legal battle in the Lahore High Court which ordered a stay on several sites as the development was trampling over heritage sites in Lahore.

Earlier on October 02, 2017, the first consignment of Orange Line Metro Train containing three coaches and two engines arrived in Lahore.

The spokesman said efforts are underway to complete Orange Line Metro Train project by December this year.

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