LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was informed on Wednesday that the Orange Line Metro Train will be made operational in the provincial capital Lahore in January 2020.
During a meeting president by the chief minister, it was also decided that that there will be test launch on Monday October 28. The Metro train will run between Dera Gujran to Anarkali,
The chief minister was told that 13 high-voltage sub-stations have so far been completed while remaining eleven others will be prepared in November.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar will be the chief guest of the event for the launching of its testing phase. The mass-transit project will be made operational soon after the trial period to run the electric trains.
Earlier, Chief Minister Buzdar chaired a high-level session to review the OLMT project and testing phase of the Metro trains through a briefing by the officials.
The chief minister said that the citizens will be able to travel through Metro trains from January and its fares will be economical. He directed the concerned authorities to expedite the work to make OLMT project operational for the nationals.
The Orange Line project is a rapid transit system under construction in Punjab’s capital Lahore. The line will span 27.1 KM (16.8 mi) with 25.4 KM (15.8 mi) elevated and 1.72 km (1.1 mi) underground.
The line will be served by 26 stations and is expected to handle 250,000 passengers daily. The Orange Line project is being financed by the Government of Punjab.