Chief Minister Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar says that will be able to Enjoy Metro Orange Train Ride next Monday. Metro Orange Train inauguration ceremony will be on next Monday. Service will be opened to the public on the 26th of October and the inauguration ceremony will be held on the 25th of October. Noticeably, the Orange Train Launching ceremony will be attended by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar.
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In addition to this, media reports that all construction work is complete and only the inauguration yet to be done. All the civil, mechanical, and electrical work has already been completed. Moreover, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has issued a Completion Certificate to Orange Line Project management.
As per reports, the orange line train administration will be responsible for all technical duties. However, LDA holds the contract of track maintenance for the next three years.
Solar Energy For Orange Line Train
Amazingly, the orange line project administration took the decision of running the orange line train on Solar Energy. In this regard, Mr. Jahanzeb Khan Khichi, Provincial Minister for Transportation states that:
We have decided to run the orange line train on Solar Energy. So, a Chinese company will responsible for providing the necessary technical support for the solar energy system
In addition to this, the Provincial Minister for Transportation told us that we will review the orange line train electricity consumption on a bi-annually basis. Furthermore, the estimation of electricity cost for a smooth orange line train operation is around Rs. 2 Billion per annum.
So, solar energy for the orange line train is inevitable for us. It will help us in reducing the electricity cost and operational cost. In addition to this, we will be able to conserve electrical energy as well. Lastly, the Provincial Transport Minister states that:
It is one of the state core responsibilities to provide the affordable, best possible and convenient transport facilities to the general public. So, we are going to launch the orange line train and public will be able to Enjoy Metro Orange Train Ride