Lahore : Chief Secretary Punjab Yosaf Naseem Khokhar, on Saturday, presides over a high-level meeting to review pace of work on the Lahore Orange Line train project. Important decisions were taken in the meeting to ensure early completion of the project. Chairman Planning and Development, Secretary Transport, Secretary Finance, Director General of Lahore Development Authority, Managing Director NESPAK and officers of Punjab Metro Authority attended the meeting.
Speaking at the meeting, the Chief Secretary stressed that as per direction of Punjab Chief Minister Orange Line Train project be completed at the earliest in the larger public interest.
During the briefing, he directed that maximum facilities be provided to people and determination of fare of the train be done on scientific lines by hiring services of experts so that passengers could be given traveling facility at affordable cost without any burden on exchequer.
In the past, a comprehensive strategy was not adopted for determining fares, rather decisions were made on political basis due to which this facility could not be sustainable.
All necessary facilities would be provided at stations of Orange Line train and as many as 245,000 commuters would travel through this train daily. A comparative review of facilities and fare of Orange Line train with international standards was presented in the meeting.
The Chief Secretary also constituted a committee comprising Chairman Planning and Development, Secretary Finance, Secretary Transport and MD NESPAK to review all these matters and present its recommendations to the Chief Minister Punjab.