Pakistan’s first major mass transit project opens

LAHORE (DAWN) – The Orange Line Metro Train, Pakistan’s first electricity-run mass transit project, was inaugurated on Sunday.

“Under the CPEC, Orange Line Metro Train has been inaugurated today for providing international standard transport facilities to the citizens. We think that the project will not only help strengthen urban development but also become a factor in the GDP growth,” Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Buzdar said.

“The PTI government has set a new political tradition by successfully completing the projects of the previous governments and did not let any project falling victim to politically differences.”

Since the project is the first of its kind in Pakistan, the people from various walks of life were anxiously waiting for its opening.

“It is good to hear that the project has been completed. I will definitely avail this modern facility since I used to go to Chuburji from Thokar amid traffic chaos,” Anwar, a resident of a nearby locality, told Dawn at a soft-drink shop at Thokar intersection.