Metro stations to get ‘global standard’ signs

Government has already received proposals from different vendors

Our Correspondent November 12, 2017

LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to install international standard information signs at Lahore Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) stations.

OLMT Steering Committee Chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hassan said that the government has already received proposal from different vendors for installation of these signs that would be similar to the signs installed at Dubai metro stations. He added that installation of electrical and mechanical equipment or machinery was being installed at all completed metro train stations between Dera Gujjran and Chaburji.

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However, development work of the underground central station near the General Post Office cannot be initiated owing to stay orders by the court, while construction of another underground station near Old Anarkali is in its final phase, he maintained.

While inspecting development works of the OLMT projects on GT Road on Saturday, Hassaan told the media that 87% of development works were completed on Package-1 (from Dera Gujjran to Chauburji). As soon as the court gives go ahead development works on remaining section will also be completed on fast track, he added.

PMA General Manager Syed Azis Shah, NESPAK General Manager Salman Hafeez, Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (TEPA) Chief Engineer Sai fur Rehman and Chinese contractors CR-NORINCO were also present on the occasion.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th, 2017.


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