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Progress: ‘Work on Metro Train in full swing’



LAHORE: Work on Lahore Orange Line Metro Train is underway at a face pace, Shahid Saleem, the project director, said on Thursday.

“More than 275 piles have been completed at the northern end of the route near Dera Gujjran, on which pillars for the elevated track will be raised,” Saleem told The Express Tribune.

“The pillars will be 13 to 18 metres high. Specially designed u-shaped girders will be laid on them,” he said.

He said two diversions had been set up near Shalimar Garden and two near the University of Engineering and Technology.

He said once work on this section had completed, they would start work on the 1.75-kilometre underground section near Lakshmi Chowk.

The 27-kilometre track is estimated to cost $1.65 billion.

A consortium of Chinese firms will complete the project in collaboration with the Punjab Mass Transit Authority (PMTA) and the Lahore Development Authority (LDA).

Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2015.

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