Lahore: The Punjab government on Monday finalised the fare for the city’s Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) service, a news source reported. This development came during a cabinet meeting chaired by Provincial Chief Minister (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar.
On the occasion, the CM rejected the previous proposal of charging a fare of PKR 50 for the OLMT service in Lahore. Instead, he approved a revised fare of PKR 40 for the train service. According to the details shared, the authorities concerned expect to open the project to the public in the last week of October.
Earlier, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Chairman Lt General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa had revealed that the OLMT project had generated over 250 jobs, in various departments.
The OLMT track spans across 27.1 kilometres, out of which 1.72 kilometres is underground and the remaining is elevated. It further comprises of 26 stations and has the capacity to help around 250,000 passengers traveling within the city on a daily basis.