Friday , April 10 2020

Orange Line ‘a gift for Lahore’, must be completed on time: CJP

Islamabad: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar ordered on-time completion of the Orange Line train project in Lahore on Wednesday.

A Supreme Court’s bench that was led by the Chief Justice of Pakistan, heard the case related to Orange Line project in the federal capital today.

He ordered the contractor to finish the project on time and he also warned that if the project will not be launched on the announced date the contractor will be convicted for the contempt case.

Counsel of the contractor Naeem Bukhari that payment is still to be made for the remaining construction work, to which CJP asked Lahore Development Authority (LDA) to deposit the cheque in the court.

“The contractor can receive the cheque from the court after depositing bank guarantee,” the CJP commented.

Terming the Orange Line train project,’ a gift for the people of Lahore’, CJP Nisar mentioned he would love to ride on it. The court hearing was adjourned till Wednesday, January 16.

Punjab’s Senior Minister Aleem Khan shun the report of the shutting down of orange line train and said, “The ‘emperor’ has left, wasting public money to the core,” he stated while indirectly referring to the former CM Punjab.

The Orange Line project, is a rapid transit system under construction in Punjab’s capital Lahore and financed by Punjab Government. The line will span 27.1 km will have 26 stations and is expected to handle 250,000 passenger daily.

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