The main contractor of the Orange Line Metro Rail Transit System has announced that it has finished work of laying down the remaining track of the transit train’s underground stations.
The contractor, a joint venture of China Railways Corporation (CR) and China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO), said with this now the entire main line is available for the next phase of the project.
According to an announcement of the company, the CR-NORINCO, it is responsible for laying the tracks, supply of the trains and the electrical and mechanical works.
The overall length of the Orange Line track is 25.58 kilometres one-line (51.16 kilometres both line) and there are 24 elevated and two underground stations along this route.
The Orange Line track runs in a north-south direction through the city of Lahore, along the Grand Trunk Road, Macleod Road, Lake Road, Multan Road and Raiwind Road.
Upon commissioning, this state-of-the-art public transport system is expected to serve up to 250,000 citizens daily, facilitating their commute via a fast and efficient transit system of an international standard.
“The Orange Line Rail Transit System will prove to be a great asset for Lahore in many ways, as it will not only greatly facilitate daily travel of tens of thousands of people, but it will also reduce vehicular traffic on the roads of Lahore and reduce environmental pollution caused by these vehicles,” stated Feng Shuo, chief engineer of CR-NORINCO. “It is also to be noted that costs incurred for our scope of work, including the cost of the trains, is comparable to the lowest costs internationally,” he added.