The British-era popular tram service would be starting in the provincial city. A memorandum of understanding—MoU was signed between the Transport Department—a Chinese firm, CRSC International and Inkon Group of Czech Republic.
Under the MoU, both the firms would be working together with the Lahore Transport Company for the improvement of the public transport sector in Lahore.
Work on the modern tram project would start soon under the first phase, 50 trams would operate on 35km long track on the Canal Road. The trains would have the capacity of carrying 35,000 passengers in an hour.
These trams would be operated via electricity and batteries whereas 2 tram deports would be installed up at 2 points. The service life span of the trams would be 30 to 40 years.
This was mentioned by the Provincial Transport Minister—Jahanzeb Khan Khichi in a statement issued on Tuesday. He also said that the tram service project was a gift for the Lahore city from the government of Punjab.
He mentioned that the International experience of Germany, China and Czechoslovakia would provide the benefit for the development of the transport sector in Punjab as these nations have shown greater interest in making investments in the project.