Lahore : Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday inaugurated the first set of bogies that recently arrived from China to be used in Lahore 's Orange-Line Metro project, Radio Pakistan reported.

Speaking during a ceremony marked to celebrate the arrival of Orange-Line Metro , Sharif said the project upon its completion will provide modern, safe, swift and affordable transport facilities to the commuters.

The chief minister said that a distance of 27 kilometres from Darogawala to Thokar Niaz Baig will be covered in just 45 minutes.

Sharif pointed out that despite conspiracies being hatched against the development projects, the journey of progress and prosperity will continue successfully.

The scope of civil works on the Orange Line project involves the construction of a 27.1-kilometre metro train corridor, including 25.4km of elevated U-shaped viaducts and 1.72km underground sections, 24 elevated and two underground stations, depots, stabling yards, etc.