The Orange Line Metro Train of Lahore is all set to launch from the March of the next year, as per officials on Tuesday.
The metro train would first be having a test-run for 3 months, after which the service would then be launched officially for the general public. The test run of the train would commence from the 10th of December.
All the technical and mechanical work on the project has reach completion.
As per Asad Rehman Gilani—the Punjab transport Secretary said that once the train commences, many tests of aligning, breaking and signalling would then be conducted and then all of these services would be integrated into the train.
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During the technical test, 5 bogies would be attached to the engine which would be covering a distance of 27 kilometres in the span of 35 minutes.
The department of finance has begun working out the fare rates of the service which is anticipated to be between Rs.40 to Rs.50.
Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht—the Punjab Minister of Finance said that their aim is that the people travelling in a rickshaw from point A to point B get better transportation facilities.
He also said that they hope that the people reach their destinations on time and with travelling costs which are low.
The construction work on the project would start in 2014 however was stopped after the Lahore Development Authority remained unsuccessful to release funds for the construction of firms.
Last year, the court had given directives to the authority for releasing funds worth Rs.400 million and Rs.600 million for contractors after which the construction work resumed.
The project is anticipated for facilitating more than 350,000 passengers on a per-year basis.