LAHORE - Work on Lahore Orange Line  was better than international standards as quality and finishing of locally precast transoms and U-tub girders was even finer than the infrastructure of Dubai Metro Train , Kh Ahmad Hassaan said yesterday.

Hassaan, who is chairman of the steering committee for the project, was talking to media men after inspecting the construction work going on along the 12 kilometers long package one of Orange Line. He said public facilitation has been given the top priority during implementation of this mega project as per vision of Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and more than 90 per cent roads along package one had also be reconstructed for smooth flow of traffic along GT Road and other areas. He told the media that major portion of the completed civil work on package one will be handed over to Chinese contractor CR-NORINCO in January for carrying out electrical and mechanical works related to the project. Ahmad Hassaan said work order had been issued to the new contractor for completing the remaining construction work on package two from Chouburji to Ali Town. “Work will resume very soon along this segment of the project and will be completed as per international standards,” he added. Earlier, he took a round of the entire alignment of package one starting from Dera Gujjran near Ring Road up to Chouburji via GT Road, Nichelson Road, Mecleaod Road, Jain Mander and other areas.

 DEMOLITION DRIVE

During its ongoing campaign against illegal constructions, staff of the LDA’s Town Planning Wing demolished five unlawful structures yesterday. The LDA staff demolished three under-construction foundations of residential buildings, each on plot measuring one kanal, in Madina View Housing Scheme besides front boundary wall of the scheme and other infrastructure of the scheme including roads and drainage.

The authorities also demolished a house in Venus Housing Scheme, Ferozerpur Road which was being built without getting the building plan approved by LDA.