Punjab govt orders to make CPEC OLMT project exemplary for others

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Feb 18, 2022

LAHORE, ISLAMABAD, Feb. 18 (Gwadar Pro) – Punjab provincial government on Thursday ordered to make China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) project exemplary for others.

Secretary of Transport Punjab Rai Manzoor Nasir Thursday visited Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) Dera Gujran Station to review the facilities being provided to the commuters.

Speaking with the passengers at Anarkali station, the secretary said that OLMT was the first transport project under CPEC as the project was a symbol of Pakistan-China friendship and must be set as an example for others.

Expressing concerns over sanitation arrangements on OLMT, he directed to award cleaning contract to another company.

The delegation was briefed on the operation while the transport secretary inspected various sections of the train. The secretary also reviewed anti-corona standard operating procedures (SOPs) and asked passengers about the facilities.

Later, the delegation took a ride from Dera Gujran station to Anarkali station by the train. Secretary Rai Manzoor also inspected Lakshmi Chowk station to review the facilities provided to passengers. The travelers expressed their satisfaction over provision of modern transport facilities.

Nasir also ordered the officials concerned to devise a business plan for the Orange Line stations to increase revenue.

He mentioned that OLMT was a eco-friendly transport project which had reduced traffic congestion and was gradually reducing environmental pollution.

He maintained that the transport department was pursuing the agenda of providing quality transport facilities to people. With the completion of the Orange Line Train project, the citizens of Lahore had been provided with a world-class eco-friendly transport facility, he added.


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