Orange Line Metro Train track partially completed

CM adviser says efforts have been geared up for finishing project at the earliest


Our Correspondent March 05, 2018
Orange Line Metro Train almost completed PHOTO: APP

LAHORE: With the launch of U-tub girders on Sunday, the construction of 12-kilometre long elevated track for Lahore U-tub girders at Lakhsmi Chowk Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT), from Dera Gujjran to Mecleod Road, has been completed along package I.

OLMT stations to synchronise with heritage monuments

The big landmark for the mega project had to suffer prolonged delay because of litigation, barring construction work near heritage sites.

Punjab Chief Minister's Adviser and the OLMT Steering Committee Chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hassaan told reporters on Sunday while personally supervising the launching of U-tub girders, the locally manufactured structures  each weighing 216 tons, having 30 metres length and 5.5 metres width.

A total of 670 U-tub girders had been launched at a height of 40 metres for construction of viaduct for the rolling stock.

He said that laying of metallic track for the train and execution of electrical as well as mechanical works on the remaining seven stations along this stretch would start without delay by the Chinese contractor and the viaduct would be made available for movement of the train during the current month.

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Work on the first four metro stations at Dera Gujjran, Islam Park, Salamat Pura and Mehmood Booti was near completion and testing of the track by operating the train was already underway at these places, he said.

He said that construction of track near other heritage sites, including Shalimar Garde, Gulabi Bagh, Budhhu's tomb on GT Road and Zaibun Nisa's Tomb on Multan Road had also been accomplished after permission had been granted by the court to this effect.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2018.

COMMENTS (2)

Will Smith | 3 years ago | Reply The Orange Line is a fantastic infrastructure project. Hopefully, it will encourage Lahoris to use public transport. However, some of the H&S aspects are being ignored. If Health and Safety was a high priority, maybe it would be a lot more safer working on projects like these. However saying that, well done Lahore for investing in a good long-term infrastructure project like this.
rk singh | 3 years ago | Reply the picture shows workmen at great heights, without any safety belts. Not a good way to work. Also the dress sense at work is not good. Loose clothes are dangerous.T shirts and jeans should be standard dress for workmen.
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