CM Punjab visits Orange line station and reviews preparation

CM Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar paid a surprise visit to Orange Line Metro Train station at Dera Gujran and reviewed the preparations for the launch of train service, here on Saturday.

The Chief Minister also inspected the latest facilities being provided in Orange Line Metro Train, automatic equipment and different sections.

MD Punjab Mass Transit Authority gave a detailed briefing to Chief Minister about the current status of the project. Usman Buzdar while directing to make Orange Line Metro Train functional, said that this train is a part of CPEC project, construction work of Metro Train has almost been completed and government is waiting for the favourable conditions.

 The train service will be formally started soon after the removal of hurdles occurred due to Covid-19. Chief Minister further maintained that by making orange line train functional, the government is ending the tradition of the closure of previous government’s projects.

 Metro train is being made functional for the welfare of people and for their convenience. He said that the government is determined to provide best transport facilities to the citizens of the provincial metropolis.

 He said that it has been decided that SOPs to prevent the passengers from COVID-19 will be strictly followed in the Orange Line Train. MD Mass Transit Authority apprised the Chief Minister about the progress on the initiatives taken for functioning Orange Line Train. MD MTA stated that electrical, mechanical and civil works of Orange Line Train has been completed.

He said that services of officials and experts of Chinese companies including Norinco, GMG and Daewoo have been hired. The Chief Minister directed all concerned authorities to complete the possible steps for the launch of train service as soon as possible. Secretary Transport, DG LDA, Chief Engineer LDA, Deputy Commissioner Lahore Division, GM PMA, MD NESPAK, and others were present on the occasion.