‘OLMT to bring socioeconomic change’

Officials hope to complete the mega scheme soon

Our Correspondent May 03, 2018

LAHORE: Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project is being recognised internationally as a showcase of Pak-China friendship. It will serve as an indicator of socioeconomic change by introducing a comfortable mode of transportation for citizens.

Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister and Steering Committee for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project (LOMTP) Chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hassan revealed this after the weekly progress review meeting on Wednesday.

All 27 Orange Line trains arrive in Lahore

On the occasion, officials apprised the adviser on the progress of the project. They said that so far, 87.97% civil work has been completed on the project. The progress of work on package-I from Dera Gujjaran, GT Road to Chouburji was 93.33%, on package-II from Choburji to Ali Town 82.53%, on Depot near Dera Gujran 88.87%, while Stabling Yard near Ali Town stood at 90.55%. Similarly, the progress on electrical and mechanical work on the project had been completed by 66.65%.

NESPAK General Manager Salman Hafeez told the meeting that the viaduct of the 27.1 kilometre long route was now through after the completion of excavation in Barrel-02 and central station platform area.

Work for laying metallic track had been completed on 9.73 kilometres of Package-I out of a total 13.77 kilometres. At the same time, 5.6 kilometres of track had been laid down on Package-II out of a total length of 13.42 kilometres.

Officials said the construction of road from Mall Road to Chowk Nabha Road had been completed and was now open for traffic. Construction of boundary walls of GPO and Saint Andrew’s Church was under way and would be completed soon.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 3rd, 2018.


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