Pakistan

LAHORE (Staff Report) – The 27-km-long Orange Line Metro Train Project will be completed by October 2017 at a cost of $1.46 billion, said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Speaking at a function to sign an agreement between the Punjab government and a Chinese bank in, he said that the project will provide safe, swift and pollution free transport facilities to people.

 

He further said the Metro Train will provide local transport facility to 250,000 passengers on daily basis.

Shahbaz Sharif said the project is being implemented under CHina-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and is an expression of Chinese confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Federal Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal were also present on the occasion.