LAHORE: Two more train sets for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train (LOLMT), comprising of 10 cars, reached Lahore on Wednesday, 15 November and another two were on their way to Karachi port, while four more sets have been transported to Shanghai’s port in China to be dispatched to Pakistan soon.
Advisor to the Punjab Chief Minister and LOMTP Steering Committee Chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hassan revealed this while chairing the weekly progress review meeting.
It is important to mention here that a total of 27 train sets were being imported from China for the LOLMT project.
The meeting was informed that civil work on all the available area along package-I, starting from DeraGujjran and ending at Chauburji, had been completed. However, work still needed to be resumed in areas where it had been stopped on court orders. About one fourth of the work for track laying along package-I, as well as the depot, had also been completed, while more than 80 per cent of the work had been completed on 12 out of the 13 stations under the package.
The meeting was further informed that more than 77 per cent of the civil work, besides 29 per cent electrical and mechanical work on Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project, had so far been completed, which included construction of a bridge on Lahore Ring Road where a track was being presently laid.
National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK) General Manager Salman Hafeez informed the meeting that progress on package-I from DeraGujjran, GT Road to Chouburji was 87.2 per cent, while progress on package-II from Chouburji to Ali Town stood 60.3 per cent. Furthermore, progress on depot near DeraGujran stood at 82.1 per cent, while progress on construction activities near Ali Town was 80 per cent.
Khawaja Ahmad Hassan informed the meeting that the visiting four-member delegation from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank had highly appreciated the quality of work being executed on this project. The delegation had termed the project as a showcase of Pak-China friendship.