SC orders to complete Orange Line Metro Train project by May 20

SC orders to complete Orange Line Metro Train project by May 20

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Supreme Court on Friday ordered to complete the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project till May 20.


A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard a case regarding the completion of the project.

The court expressed displeasure over the delay in the project and ordered the three construction companies involved in the project to submit guarantees of Rs10 million each. The court also warned them to complete the project by May 20, otherwise, their guarantees will be confiscated.

During the hearing, Justice Ahmed remarked that if contractors don't work, they should be picked up and thrown away or put in jail.

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.