Lahore: The Punjab Mass Transit Authority (PTMA) on Wednesday revealed that the Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) project’s operations were scheduled to commence on October 25 — with the venture having been developed as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative, a news source reported.
PMTA General Manager (GM) Syed Uzair Shah revealed that about 2,000 individuals would receive jobs before the commercial launch of the project. He added that the officials concerned were making all the requisite efforts to meet the deadline for beginning OLMT project’s operations.
On the matter of job opportunities within the project, the GM stated that the PMTA itself would hire 41 additional employees. He added that the contractors associated with the OLMT were also expected to employ individuals for the remaining posts.
As per the details shared, the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) will hire around 600 workers to provide janitorial services. In addition, a private security contractor will induct some 500 guards, while 400 employees will recruited by the IT department and the ticketing service provider. Meanwhile, the Chinese-led operation and maintenance (O&M) consortium expects to employ 400 individuals as well.
Sources further revealed that the O&M contractors were about to launch an integrated testing for the OLMT project. They added that the testing would continue for a month, before the service is made available to the public.