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Orange Line Metro Train is Ready for Trial: CM Usman Buzdar

Usman Buzdar

After facing a lot of postponements, Lahore’s Orange Line Metro Train is ready for its experimental run on October 28.

On Wednesday, the declaration was made by Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar during a meeting in Lahore.

“If the trial run is positive, people will be able to transportable in January,” Usman Buzdar said. The ticket of the train will be kept inexpensive, CM Buzdar exposed.

The Orange Line Metro will be the first train that runs on electrical energy under the mass transportation project. Work has been completed on 13 stations, starting from Dera Gujran to Anarkali.

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

It will go through a three-month experimental period, during which the train will be tested for any technical mistakes.

The multi-million project has faced many postponements.

In August, the court had spoken anger over the postponement and asked the government about the money spent on the development. Punjab transport secretary had said that Rupees 169 billion.

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The work on the project was stopped after the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) failed to issue funds to the construction corporations. Last year, the court had ordered the expert to release funds worth Rs. 400 million and Rs600 million to the construction companies after which work was resumed.

The length of the Orange Line is 27.1 kilometers. It has 26 stations. An assessed 245,000 people will ride the train every day.

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