All 27 train sets have now reached Pakistan for the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT). There were six trains that were left to reach Pakistan, they too have arrived at the Karachi port.
As per the Punjab Chief Minister Adviser and the OLMT Steering Committee Chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hassaan 21 trains of the Orange Line Metro Project have arrived in Lahore. They are parked in Dera Gujjran at the OLMT depot in Ali Town on Raiwind Road.
He told this as he was inspecting the civil work at Lakshmi Chowk and GPO metro train stations. Hassaan informed that 70% work at GPO station was completed.
He said, “Construction of GPO station’s roof will be completed during the current week. The Mall Road will be opened for traffic by March 31 after completion of relevant construction works.”
He informed that at the four metro stations work is in the last stage. They are Dera Gujjran, Islam Park, Salamat Pura and Mehmood Booti. Furthermore, from Bohar Wala Chowk to Lakshmi Chowk the reconstruction work is going on at a fast speed. Also, the track from Chauburji to Ali Town will also complete soon.
Salman Hafeez who is the National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK) General Manager, told that 40% electrical and mechanical work is done and 84% civil work is completed on the Orange Line Metro Train.
He informed that progress on Package-I Dera Gujjaran, Grand Trunk Road to Chauburji is 89.5% complete. Package-II Chauburji to Ali Town) is 75% complete. Stabling Yard near Ali Town work is 85% complete and Depot near Dera Gujran work is 86% complete.
Orange line train is a mega project which was started as a joint project between the government of China and Pakistan, back in 2014. Now it is swiftly heading towards its completion stage.