Monday, May 23, 2022

CM Buzdar inaugurates Orange Line Metro Train project

CM Buzdar inaugurates Orange Line Metro Train project

LAHORE (92 News) - Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar inaugurated Orange Line Metro Train project at Dera Gujran Station in Lahore today (Sunday).

The Punjab chief minister was accompanied by Punjab Transport Minister Jahanzaib Khan Khichi and others during the inauguration.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, CM Buzdar said that Orange Metro train project is an example of Pak-China friendship, citizens will be able to travel by train from tomorrow.

He also said CPEC will further strengthen Pak China bilateral relations. He thanked the Chinese government for extending support to provide world class transport facilities to the people of Lahore. The chief minister invited Chinese companies and investors to invest in different sectors of the province.

This project comprises 26 stations and tracks spanning over 27.12km.This is the first electricity-run public transport project through which around two lac fifty thousand commuters will travel daily.

The train will cover a distance of 27 km in 45 minutes, with an average speed of 35 km per hour.

According to Punjab Minister for Transport Jahanzeb Kachhi, the Orange Train will run from 7:30am to 8:30pm for 13 hours.

He said that the train fare has been fixed Rs40 for the first six months. "Passengers will need to have a mask and ID card to board the train," he added.

This train service will start for general public from tomorrow. This project would lessen transport load on Multan Road and would provide a world-class public transport facility to the citizens.

Orange Line Metro Train is the first transport project under CPEC which is also a symbol of Pakistan-China friendship and a gift for the people of Lahore.