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    Route Of Orange Line Train In Lahore

  • First train of Orange Line project unveiled in Lahore

    LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday unveiled the first train of the Orange Line Metro Train Project (OLMTP), regarded as vital by the ruling PML-N to retain its vote bank in the province...

    The Punjab government plans to bring it into operation in December, although 25 per cent of work is still incomplete due to litigation over the train route’s proximity to some historical places...

  • Orange Line train ready in China for chugging in Lahore

    LAHORE: Seven sets of trains, each consisting of five cars, will be ready by the mid of September for shipment to Pakistan from China for the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project...

    The train would operate at 35 kilometers (km) per hour to facilitate more than 245,000 passengers, project steering committee chairman Khawaja Ahjmad Hassan said at a meeting reviewing the pace of work on Wednesday...

  • Construction on Lahore's Orange Line Metro Train to be suspended: LHC

    LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday ordered the suspension of construction on the multi-billion dollar Orange Line Metro Train within 200 feet of 11 heritage sites...

    In an earlier hearing, the bench had stayed construction work on the project within a 200-foot radius of the 11 heritage sites which include Shalamar Gardens, Gulabi Bagh Gateway, Buddhu ka Awa, Chauburji, Zebunnisa’s Tomb, Lakshmi Building,...

  • Civil society urges govt to change Orange Line route

    LAHORE: Civil society activists, individuals and groups on Monday protested against the current route of the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project which, according to them, directly flouts Section 22 of the Antiquities Act 1975 and Punjab Special Premises Preservation Ordinance 1985 by passing along historical and internationally recognised heritage sites -- Chauburji, General Post Office (GPO) and the Shalamar Gardens... ...

  • Change in Orange Line route Track to bypass Chauburji, Shalamar Gardens

    LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and its subsidiary, Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (Tepa), have decided to construct the track of the Orange Line metro train away from Chauburji and Shalamar Gardens in order to save these historical/heritage sites from environmental impacts, maintaining their view clear as it is at present...

    The project’s executing agencies (LDA/Tepa) have rejected some experts’...

  • Civil society unites against Orange Line route

    LAHORE: A significant number of residents and civil society activists on Tuesday protested against the 1...

    1km Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project that will pass through the residential area of Jain Mandir requiring massive demolition of houses and other properties...

  • Orange Line Train project: CM’s remarks seen as ‘incitement to public violence’

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Civil Society Forum on Wednesday condemned what it said Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s “incitement to public violence” in the event “Supreme Court’s ruling does not sanction the current Orange Line project plan”...

    In a statement issued here, the forum condemned Mr Sharif’s Oct 8 address to the media in which he reportedly stated that stopping public projects would result in a bloody revolution, and called on the...

  • Orange Line train Rerouting impossible if court verdict adverse: LDA

    LAHORE: The construction of a 185-metre bridge on railway tracks near Parachute Colony is in its final stages and is expected to finish by the end of this month, the weekly progress meeting on Orange Line Metro Train project was told on Wednesday...

    Meanwhile, Lahore Development Authority Chief Engineer Asrar Saeed Khan told a private TV channel that it was almost impossible to reroute the train in case of an adverse decision by the...

  • Orange Line Metro Train okayed

    LAHORE: The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) Punjab approved four development schemes worth Rs174...

    The approved schemes include the over Rs162 billion Metro Rail Transit System on the Orange Line here, according to a spokesman...

  • Emotions run high against Orange Line train

    LAHORE: Civil society organisations, political leaders and workers and Orange Line train affectees held on Friday a protest rally at GPO Chowk, showing unity among themselves and expressing resolve to fight tooth and nail against Rs165 billion project...

    They demanded of the government to either change the project route or use tunnel technology, failing which the private land/property demarcated for acquisition would never be handed...

  • Orange Line train project: Court seeks information about security of labour

    LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench on Tuesday directed the Punjab government to apprise it of the steps taken for protection of the workers engaged in the construction of Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) project...

    He said no precautionary measures with regard to the labour had been taken either by the provincial government, Punjab Mass Transit Authority, Lahore Development Authority (LDA), Environment Protection Authority (EPA)...

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