Lahore: Civil, mechanical, and electrical work of the Orange Line Metro Train project has been completed.
The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has also issued certificates of completion of civil, mechanical, and electrical work on the Orange Line train project.
An LDA spokesman said the LDA would be responsible for repairing the track for the next three years.
The LDA spokesman also said that his department would not pay any compensation to the contractors for the repairs and the repair contract would be awarded again after three years.
It may be recalled that a few days ago, the Punjab government had fixed the fare for the Orange Line Metro project at Rs 40.
Provincial Minister for Transport Jahanzeb Khan Kachchi has said that he wants to benefit the people by completing the unfinished projects of the previous government. The Orange Line Metro train is not a personal or political project of anyone, the projects made with the money of the people belong to the province.
He said that the present government was committed to the policy of completion of such projects and PTI was striving to provide quality transport facilities to the people. The Orange Line Metro Train has been completed for the convenience of the citizens of Lahore.
He said that considering the cost of the train, the fare is Rs 70, but it is proposed to keep the fare at Rs 40 to 60.
He further said that the final decision on the fare of the Orange Line train has not been taken yet.
It may be recalled that on December 10, 2019, the Orange Line train had started a trial run on the full route while Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had given in-principle approval to fix the fare of the Orange Line train at Rs 40, but final approval has to be given by the Cabinet.
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