Orange Line Metro Train station damaged in cylinder blast

09:05 AM | 2 May, 2018
Orange Line Metro Train station damaged in cylinder blast
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LAHORE - A station of the under-construction mass transit project, Orange Line Metro Train, was damaged after a gas cylinder exploded in a nearby shop on Tuesday.

The explosion occurred in a shop near the University of Engineering and Technology on GT Road, Lahore, due to a gas leakage, local media cited police officials.

The blast damaged not only the shop but also hit the station, where interior work is being completed by the workers. However, the blast has not caused significant damage to the station.

A passerby received injuries in the incident and has been shifted to a hospital for treatment by the rescue officials. Following the blast, police, forensic expert and other investigators reached the spot.

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The project, which is financed separately from CPEC, will be Pakistan's first modern rail-based mass rapid transit system and will be a fully automated and driverless system. It will be Lahore's second rapid transit line, after the Lahore Metrobus, which was completed in 2013.

The Orange Line is the first of the three proposed rail lines of the proposed Lahore Metro. The line spans 27.1 km (16.8 mi). 25.4 km (15.8 mi) of the line is to be elevated, while 1.72 km (1.1 mi) km will be underground, and 0.7 km (0.4 mi) of track will be laid in the transition zone between elevated and underground sections.