Orange Line Metro Marks 1st Anniversary With A Milestone of 20 Million Riders
A ceremony to commemorate the first anniversary of Orange Line Metro Rail Train System (OLMRTS) operations was held on October 25, 2021, at the project’s Head Office
The event also marked the achievement of surpassing the milestone of 20 million passengers who preferred boarding the Orange Line trains over the course of the year.
Chinese Acting Consul General, Peng Zhengwu, and Managing Director Punjab Mass Transit Authority, Mirza Naseer Inayat, graced the occasion as chief guests, while top management of the OLMRTS project was also present at the event to pay homage to the government of Pakistan for its unrelenting support, and to the project members for ensuring the provision of world-class service with flawless operational excellence.
Despite frequent lockdowns due to the pandemic, the project’s impressive growth in ridership was attributed to the persistent efforts to provide safety, security, cleanliness, reliability, and comfort for the commuters.
The hi-tech trains, operating daily from 6 am to 10 pm with a gap of up to 5 minutes from Ali Town to Dera Gujran through 26 stations have brought incredible convenience to the residents of Lahore and led a new momentum in the development of urban modernization.
The OLMRTS project was jointly constructed by China Railway Group Co, Ltd. and China North Industries, a China Ordnance Industry Group Corporation, while its Operations and Maintenance (O&M) are managed by Norinco International as the leading company along with Guangzhou Metro Group and Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service Ltd.Advertisement
In addition to creating more than 2,000 local jobs through the O&M joint venture, the project has also helped ease traffic and air pollution by becoming the preferred choice of travelers to reach their destinations.