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More Than 95% Work On Orange Line Metro Train Executed, Says DG LDA

Usman Mouzzam says the project is expected to be completed by November 20

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LAHORE– Director General Lahore Development Authority Muhammad Usman Moazzam has informed that more than 95 percent work on Lahore Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) project had so far been executed and the project was expected to be completed by November 20.

Talking to media during a visit of the cut and cover portion of the project near GPO Chowk on Monday, he told that the project had been handed over to the Chinese contractor CR-NORINCO for carrying out electrical and mechanical works as well as for testing and commission of  trains for a period of six months.

The work was scheduled to be  completed within the deadline of 20th November, 2019, he added. 

Chief Engineer, LDA, Mazhar Hussain Khan informed that civil work as well as track laying had been completed throughout the 27 kilometers length of the project from Dera Gujjran to Ali Town at Raiwind Road.

The track had been constructed at an elevation of 14 meters from ground level while cut and cover section from Mecleaod Road to Chouburji was 1.7 kilometers long. A total of 26 stations had been constructed including two stations at GPO Chowk and Anarkali which were underground.

He informed that more than 95  per cent work of the project had been completed. Progress on package-I from Dera Gujjaran, G T Road to Chouburji was 96.03 percent, on package-II from Choburji to Ali Town was 94.17 percent, on Depot near Dera Gujran was 94.90 percent while on Stabling Yard near Ali Town it was 96.34 per cent.

More than 96 percent of the electrical and mechanical work had also been completed, he added.

Farewell in honour of outgoing Additional DG Housing

Director General Lahore Development Authority Muhammed Usman Moazzam hosted a farewell lunch in the honour of outgoing Additional Director General (Housing) Zarif Iqbal Satti.

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The participants paid tribute to the services of the officer and expressed best wishes for his life to come.

The newly appointed Additional Director General (Housing) Kunwar Ejaz Khaleeq Razzaqi, Additional Director General (Urban Planning) Rana Tikka Khan, Chief Town Planner Syed Nadeem Akhter Zaidi, Chief Engineer Mazhar Hussain Khan and all directors attended the function.

Rana Tikka Khan appointed as Additional DG Urban Planning

Director General Lahore Development Authority Muhammed Usman Moazzam has posted Rana Tikka Khan as Additional Director General Urban Planning LDA.— PRESS RELEASE