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75.3 per cent civil work of Orange Train completed

LAHORE: Rolling stock for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train has been manufactured as per international standards for providing economical and safe mode of commuting to the people.

Advisor to the Punjab chief minister and chairman of the steering committee for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train (LOMT) Project, Khawaja Ahmad Haassan said this while chairing the weekly progress review meeting here on Wednesday.

He said that a total of 27 trains would be operated under the LOMT and each train would comprise five carriages. Every compartment of the train is 20 metres long with 60 seats and travel capacity of 200 passengers.

Separate seats have been reserved for elderly, disabled and women in these carriages. A public address system has also been installed in the train for announcing the name of the next station after every stopover.

He said that an energy saving air-conditioning system suitable for the constant high summer temperature in Pakistan has been designed and installed in the train.

He also said that the Chinese contractor CR-NORINCO has issued the schedule for arrival of locomotives in Lahore. As many as 23 train sets would arrive Lahore by the end of this year and coaches for all the 27 trains would be available in Lahore by the mid-March 2018.

The meeting was informed that 75.3 per cent of the civil work on LOMT had so far been completed.

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