Published on 25 Oct 2015 | about 1 year ago
The Lahore Metro or Lahore Rapid Mass Transit System (LRMTS) is an under construction rapid transit system (metro train system) for Lahore, the second largest city of Pakistan. First proposed in 1991, funding was not secured, and in 2012 it was abandoned by the Punjab government in favour of the more cost–effective Lahore Metro Bus System which opened in February 2013.
However, the Punjab Government decided to restart development on the Lahore Metro as a $1.6 billion project with Chinese assistance.
The first line was inaugurated by Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, on 17 July in 2014 and was officially titled The Blue Line. The Orange Line, which will be 27.1-kilometre (16.8 mi) long (25.4 kilometres (15.8 mi) of which will be elevated), will be the second line of the project and is currently under construction.
The Blue Line is 24 kilometres (15 mi) in length and extends from Chauburji to College Road, Township. It passes through these important commercial and residential areas:
Jail Road Lahore
Mian Boulevard Gulberg
Mian Boulevard Garden Town
College Road, Township
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