LAHORE - Lahore Commissioner Abdullah Sumbal chaired a weekly meeting on the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project on Wednesday.

General Manager of NESPAK Salman Hafeez told the meeting that so far 89 per cent of civil work on the project had been completed. Progress of work on package-I from Dera Gujjaran, G.T.Road to Chouburji was 94.08 percent, on package-II from Choburji to Ali Town was 85.16 percent, on Depot near Dera Gujran was 89.51 percent while on Stabling Yard near Ali Town it was 91.28 per cent. Progress on Electrical and Mechanical work on the project had been more than 75 percent.

He told the meeting that viaduct of all 27.1 kilometres long route was now through after the completion of excavation in Barrel-02 and central station platform area.

Work for laying metallic track had been completed at 11.42 kilometres of Package-I out 13.77 kilometres whereas 10.24 kilometres of track had been laid at Package-II out of a total length of 13.42 kilometres.

He informed that 73 out of 77 escalators have been installed at stations of Package-I and 68 out of 80 escalators have been installed at stations of Package-II. Similarly 46 out of 48 elevators have been installed at stations of Package-I, 47 out of 52 elevators have been installed at stations of Package-II and 7 out of 7 elevators have been installed at Depot and Stabling Yard. Installation of Platform Screen Doors is completed in station No. 4, Mehmood Booti and station No. 10 Railway Station, whereas it was in progress at elevated stations of Package-I.

The meeting was told that work for construction of road from Mall Road to Chowk Nabha road had been completed and the road had been opened for traffic. Construction of boundary walls of G.P.O and Saint Andrew’s church was now in progress and will be finished very soon.

 Chief Engineer TEPA, LDA Mazhar Hussain Khan, senior officials of LESCO, WASA, PTCL, SUI GAS, Traffic Police, Railways, Rescue 1122, Civil Defence, Chinese Contractor, CR- NOROINCO, Representatives of Chinese Engineering Consultant and local contractors of the project attended the meeting.

Commission ordered WASA and Lahore Waste Management Company for finalizing their measures for the early disposal of storm water and quick disposal of solid waste from the city during the upcoming rainy season.