Lahore is finally going to get the full-fledged Orange Train service and will become the first metropolitan in Pakistan to get the service of international level. Today Punjab Transport and Mass Transit Authority have started the services of Orange Line Train in Multan on trial basis.
As per the notification issued by Provincial Government, the service will be officially inaugurated in the running year. After that, the service will be completely operational for the citizens. For the information of the reader, Provincial Government has temporarily handed over the services to a private company.
— Mansoor Ahmed Qureshi (@MansurQr) February 26, 2018
The video of the trial run of Lahore Orange Line Train has also been shared over the Twitter by the Government of Punjab.
Once completed and fully functional, it will be the first ever fully automated and driverless Orange Line Train in the country. After the Lahore Metro Bus, it will be the other rapid transit line in Lahore.
— DailyPakistan Global (@dailypakistangl) February 26, 2018
Orange Line Train system in Pakistan is being developed in collaboration with China. The first shipment of the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train arrived in Karachi from China and is expected to reach Lahore within few days.
The 27 KM route of Lahore Orange Train starts from Ali Town and ends at Dera Gujran.
— ATV (@atvpakistan) February 21, 2018
Lahore Orange Train Route Map
- Ali Town
- Thokar Niaz Beg
- Canal View
- Wahdat Road
- Awan Town
- Salahuddin Road
- Bund Road
- Anarkali Bazaar
- Lakshmi Chowk
- Lahore Railway Station
- UET Lahore
- Shalimar Gardens/Shalimar Town
- Pakistan Mint
- Mahmood Booti
- Islam Park
- Dera Gujran
Lahore Orange Line Train Characteristics
Lahore Orange Line Trains have the capacity to carry up to 250,000 passengers every day, making it next to Moscow’s Kazuhiko Rizhskaya project. The 12KM long portion of the track is expected to be completed in the next month.
The project delayed because of the stay by the Lahore High Court. It puts an extra burden on public money. However, after the intervention of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the work on the project was started again after twenty months of delay.
Since the ban lift by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the contractors have been working day and night for the completion of this mega project on time.