Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif is all set to inaugurate the test run of Orange Line Train from Dera Gujran to Lakshmi Chowk today (Wednesday). According to sources, Chief Engineer LDA Mazhar Hussain, project director and contractor company officials will also be present on the occasion to witness the test run.
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A ceremony would be held afterwards during which the project members will brief the Punjab CM. In May 2014, Punjab government had signed a project with Chairman of the Chinese National Development Reforms Commission regarding construction of an Orange Line Train in Lahore so that the metropolis will depict a melange of the traditional and the modern.
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The train route will be 27.1 kilometer long, spread from Ali Town to Thokar Niaz Baig, from Multan Road to Scheme Mor, Chowburji, MAO College, Mall Road, Laxmi Chowk and Railway Station, from Garhi Shahu Bridge to GT Road and UET and from Pakistan Mint to Dera Gojran. The Orange Line Train is said to be the common man’s ride that will move through places where people with low income and living standards are spending lives. The original deadline for the project was December 25, 2017.