LAHORE: More than three-forth (75 per cent ) of the civil work for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train (LOMT) Project is now complete, while 12 out of the 13 stations along Package-I from Dera Gujjran to Chouburji are also near completion, with 77 per cent average progress.
This was informed by Advisor to Punjab CM and chairman of the steering committee for LOMT Khawaja Ahmad Hassan, while chairing the weekly progress review meeting on Wednesday.
Khawaja Ahmad Hassan told that Shehbaz Sharif has constituted a special committee for finalising befitting arrangement for the unveiling ceremony of the first shipment of rolling stock which is likely to arrive Lahore very soon. The ceremony will be held on the 7th of October at metro trains depot at Dera Gujjran.
The advisor to CM directed for finishing two metro stations at Islam Park and Salamat Pura as model stations and concluding the task by the 15th of October on priority basis. He asked for employing more labour at these points for this purpose.
He also asked for undertaking survey of roads which will be used for carrying rolling stock to depot at Dera Gujjran and directed traffic police for providing escort pilots for leading the carriers. He urged all the relevant utility services departments for finalising their arrangements in this purpose.
Khawaja Ahmad Haassan further observed that the project was a showcase of Pak- China friendship. He directed for taking the project as a challenge by executing work on fast track and setting short timelines for accomplishing various tasks. He directed the civil and E&M contractors for increasing labour force for this purpose for completing the project as per the deadline.