The much-awaited Orange Line Metro Train set to start operations on October 25

In the latest development, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has approved to make Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) service operational from October 25. In this regard, the relevant departments have been directed to make necessary arrangements. The provincial government approved OLMT fare at Rs 40. The train will complete 27 kilometers of distance from Ali Town to Dera Gujran in 45 minutes. Moreover, It will pass through the congested areas of the city where more than 250,000 passengers will travel on a daily basis.

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday approved to make Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) service operational from October 25.

CM Buzdar also directed all departments concerned to complete their preparations in this regard.

The provincial government approved OLMT fare at Rs40, as the chief minister rejected an earlier proposal of Rs50 fare.

Last month, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority Chairman Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa had announced over 250 new jobs of various categories for Lahore’s Orange Line project.

The Orange line project is a rapid transit system under construction in Punjab’s capital Lahore. The line will span 27.1km (16.8 mi) with 25.4km (15.8 mi) elevated and 1.72km (1.1 mi) underground. The line will be served by 26 stations and is expected to facilitate about 250,000 passengers daily.