100 million rides have been taken on the Orange Line train since it began operating. The project to convert train stations to solar power is actively under construction. Mr Li Chen, the Orange Line Train System’s CEO, said this during a briefing.
It is important to note that the Chinese Consulate in Lahore and the Institute of International Relations and Media Research are hosting a 4-day visit to the CPEC projects in Punjab for Pakistani media for the first time. The delegation arrived at the Orange Line system on the first day.
“Pakistan is a country of talented people, it is necessary to provide them with opportunities for development. Pakistani engineers have proved their skills by successfully running the Orange Line project. China will continue to support Pakistan in every development project,” said Mr. Lee Chen.
Orange Line Train Success
Umar Chishti, the deputy general manager of Orange Line, stated that the Orange Line offers Lahore residents convenient and economical travel options. The Orange Line offers residents a subsidy of more than Rs. 7 per kilometer.
Under CPEC, the Orange Line project was built. Compared to other international companies, China finished the Orange Train project for a third of the cost.
He added that local spare component preparation has begun in order to lower recurring expenses and make the Orange Train a financially feasible operation.
The Blue Line and Purple Line developments are currently underway in the wake of the Orange Line’s success. He insisted that there had been no technical malfunctions or accidents on the Orange Line over the three years.
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