Pakistan, China sign Lahore metro train agreement

The 27.1 kilometres long track – named Orange Line - will be built at the cost of $1.27 billion.

Web Desk May 22, 2014
President Mamnoon Hussain (L) and China's President Xi Jinping smile after a signing ceremony at the Xijiao State Guesthouse in Shanghai May 22, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS

SHANGHAI: The governments of Pakistan and China on Thursday signed an agreement to start a metro train project in Lahore, Express News reported.

The agreement was signed in Shanghai during a meeting on the sidelines of the fourth summit of “Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia".

The 27.1 kilometres long track – named Orange Line - will be built at the cost of $1.27 billion.

While speaking to the media after the signing ceremony, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said it was a big day for the people of Pakistan.

“The metro train will revolutionise the way people travel as it will make the commute trouble-free,” he said.

Trade corridor

In a meeting between President Mamnoon Hussain and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Shanghai, the two leaders agreed that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project should be completed on fast-track basis, Radio Pakistan reported.

While discussing bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest, the Pakistani and Chinese presidents said mega projects signed between the two countries will make the entire region a vibrant trade, energy and economic corridor.

Expressing confidence in the leadership of President Jinping, President Hussain also invited his Chinese counterpart to visit Pakistan.


Dr samiullah javed | 6 years ago | Reply

@Indian: he is the man of legend who change the statistics of Pakistan when ppp leave the government every thing is empty our nation savings international loans on our shoulder in the shape of double so plz stop blaming nawaz sharif he is honest with the nation. thanks

Imran | 6 years ago | Reply

If instead of Pakistan, Capital or Punjab is only cared, People will Migrate from different Provinces and will concentrate in Punjab and Capital and atlas all will have pain. So every Pakistani should be equal treated and funds should be allocated on Population base. And migration from different province should not be allowed or limited.

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