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British Era Tram Service for Lahorites, When and How?

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LAHORE– Residents of Lahore will now be enjoying a fascinating tour of the British era’s famous “tram” service.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday among the consortium of the Department of Transport, Chinese Company CRSC International and the Inkon Group of the Czech Republic.

Under this MoU both the companies will work together with the Lahore Transport Company for the betterment of the public transport sector in Lahore. 

Work on this modern Tram Project will soon be started and under its first phase, 50 trams will ply on 35 KM long tracks on City’s Canal Road.

These trams have the capacity of carrying 35 thousands passengers in an hour. The trams will be operated through electricity and battery whereas 2 tram’s depots will be setup at two points. Service life of these trams will be of 30 to 40 years.

The Tram Service project is a gift for Lahorites from the Punjab government.

International experiences of Germany, Czechoslovakia, China will be benefited for the development of transport sector in Punjab as these countries have shown keen interest in investing in this project.

According to Punjab Transport Minister Jahanzeb Khan Khichi, the project will also solve the traffic problems of Canal Road.

“This project will prove to be a milestone in materializing the dream of a welfare state. He maintained that benefits from international transport models will be achieved for providing quality and environment friendly transport facilities to the citizens.”

He said above mentioned companies have launched modern tram system in various countries including Soviet Union and America.

The minister said that interest of different international companies for the investment in transport sector of Punjab is self-evident-proof of PTI governments’ transparency.— PRESS HANDOUT