All 27 train sets have reached Pakistan for the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) project. The workers working on the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) project have successfully connected both the ends of the 27-km long metro track. The track stretches from Dera Gujjran to Ali Town after the digging is completed on the 1.7-kilometre long section.
As of yet no exact date is given for the inauguration of Lahore Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) service. But the government and contractors are trying to complete it soon.
As per the OLMT Steering Committee Chairman Khwaja Ahmad Hassan, “We will aim to test run the country’s first metro train before this year’s general elections. Earlier, it was proposed that we make the project partially operational. However, after receiving a green flag from the apex court for completing the remaining underground section, it was decided that the project will be completed in the shortest time frame possible.”
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.
Earlier it was thought that the train service will be operational by March 23rd as director land acquisition at the LDA Amir Khan said, “According to our evaluations, we hope to have the trains running by March 23rd. But this is still a tentative date. We aim to complete it in day-and-night shifts.”
It wasn’t completed by March 23rd but now chances are that the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train project will be operational soon, maybe before the general elections in Pakistan, 2018.