The Lahore Orange Line train completed two years of operation on Tuesday. Since the project’s commercial launch on October 25, 2020, up to 50 million passengers have traveled by train.
The company accountable for operating and maintaining the project held a ceremony here on Tuesday, attended by Lahore Attorney General Ina, Chinese engineers, Pakistani staff and senior officials of the Punjab Mass Transportation Authority (PMA). According to Orange Line Metro Train representatives, the train has covered a total of 25 million kilometers, made 200,000 trips and had an on-time performance of 99.99%. The company has achieved his 97% of employee localization and his 50 million passengers.
A senior PMA official said up to 20 million passengers used the facility between Oct. 25, 2020 and Oct. 25, 2021. However, from 25 October 2021 to 25 October 2022, the number of passengers has increased to his 30 million, indicating that passengers are switching to the metro system due to rising oil prices. At the ceremony, a film about the project was shown and outstanding employees were commended. ThE hi-tech train runs daily from Ali Town to Dera Gujran via 26 stations every 5 minutes from 6am to 10pm.
The project was built by China Railway Group Co Ltd and China North Industries, while the operations and maintenance were carried out by Norinco International together with Guangzhou Metro Group and Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service Ltd. manage. The project has created more than 2,000 local jobs.The project received top honors at the Brands of the Year Awards 2021, Emerging Brand of the Year in the S-Bahn category and CEO of the Year 2021, presented by the Brands Foundation.
The new members of the agency have been appointed under Section 3(6)(b)(d) & (e) of the PMA Act 2015, according to a notice issued by the Department of Transportation. (a) Column 3 of Schedule 4 of the Punjab Business Rules 2011.
Ghulam Ali Asghar Khan Lehry (MPA, PP-80), retired Colonel Ghazanfar Abbas (MPA, PP-128), who also serves as Vice-Chairman of Chaudhry Iftikhar Hussain Gondal (MPA, PP-81). ), Shaim Aftab (MPA, W-303), Khadija Umer (W-362), Sohaib Sheikh (Director, Consumer Marketing and Corporate Communications, High Noon Group), Ahsan Ali Chughtai (Senior Banker/Financial Sector Expert) , and Khawar Hayat (Managing Director, New Staffline Coach).
In an anti-intrusion operation jointly launched by the Pakistan Railways (PR) Police and its Lahore branch near the Ymir colony, officers seized state-owned Channel 12 commercial land from land looters for Rs 120 crore.Police also demolished several buildings belonging to squatters at the PR site, according to a PR police spokesman.