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More than half of the civil work of Orange Train is completed : Kh. Ahmad Hassan

Lahore : More than half of the civil work along package-II of Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project, from Chauburji to Ali Town, has been completed while German technology has been imported for speedy steam curing of U-tub girders, being precast for construction of 40 feet elevated track for the train.

Kh. Ahmad Hassan, chairman, steering committee for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project, disclosed this after chairing a special meeting to review the ongoing progress on package-II of the project, here, Saturday at the casting yard established at LDA Avenue-I.

The meeting was told that use of steam technology will be started from today (Sunday) for curing U-tub girders and an average of nine U-tube girders will be precast daily by the end of the current month.

The meeting was further informed that gray structure of five out of the 13 stations along this package has so far been constructed and handed over to Chinese contractor CR-NORINCO for carrying out electrical and mechanical works at these places. Another five stations will be handed over during the current month while the remaining three stations will be available to CR-NORINCO for E&M works by 14th of August.

The meeting was told that tenders have been invited for relocation and reconstruction of Jamia Masjid Hanfia Bralvia, situated at Scheme Morr Multan Road at a cost of Rs. 30.4 million. An amount of Rs. 7.1 million will be spent for reconstruction and renovation of Madni Masjid near Chowk Yateem Kahna, while Rs. 26.4 million will be spent for reconstruction of P&T flats and banglows which had been effected by Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project.

Kh. Ahmad Hassan directed that along with maintaining quality of the civil works, speed of the work should also be increased for accomplishing the target of finishing this project by the 25th of December this year.

Chief Engineer Lahore Development Authority Asrar Saeed, General Manager NESPAK Salman Hafeez, representatives of Chinese contractor for the project CR-NORINCO and China Engineering consultants as well as local contractor participated in the meeting.

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