1,200-metre excavation work on OLMT at GPO site completed


LAHORE: The civil, mechanical and electrical work on the Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) at General Post Office (GPO) underground station is continuing round-the-clock and 1,200-metres excavation work out of 1,780 metres has been completed.

According to Package-1 project director, Hammad-ul-Hasan, the work on the remaining 580 metres would be started soon.

Hammad on Monday said that on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, the pace of work has been further expedited.

He said that more than 89 percent of the overall work on Package-1 has been completed, adding that all departments were working as a team to complete the project at the earliest.

Punjab CM during his recent visit to the site has ordered to arrange the best horticulture work around the project sites, he added.

Meanwhile, the city traffic police sources said that on the directions of the chief minister, the best refurbished traffic routes were being arranged to facilitate the people while the GPO Chowk is closed for traffic.

He said the traffic police had taken special measures for a smooth flow of traffic.