The Orange Line Train will start operating from tomorrow after Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar inaugurated Pakistan’s first electricity-run public sector transport project on Sunday.
According to Radio Pakistan, the Orange Line project comprises of 26 stations and tracks spanning over 27.12km and besides providing people with a world class transport system, the project intends to lessen traffic on the Multan Road.
As many as 250,000 persons will be able to commute daily using the Orange Line trains.
“Orange Line Metro Train is the first transport project under CPEC which is also a symbol of Pakistan-China friendship and a gift for the people of Lahore,” read a statement on Radio Pakistan.
The Orange Line trains will run from 07:30 am to 08:30 pm. The fare charged for a one-way trip will be Rs40. Experts from China have trained Pakistani drivers on how to operate the train whereas the Lahore Waste Management Company will be responsible for the train’s cleanliness.
The trains, which will be run on electricity, will be provided power by eight grid stations. According to sources, the operational time of the trains will be extended to 16 hours. Cameras have been installed on all routes of the train and inside it as well.
The project took five years to complete.