Lahore Rapid Mass Transit (LRMT) project okayed
Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi said on Monday that the Lahore Rapid Mass Transit (LRMT) project had been approved and its foundation stone would be laid in September 2007.
He said the project would help provide standardised transport facilities to speed up economic development as well as generate jobs, which would result in poverty alleviation. He said the project would improve Lahore’s image and beauty and highlight its history, culture and tradition. He said the green line and orange line would be completed by 2011 and 2015 respectively. He said the reference design of the orange line had also been approved.
Green line: The green line will include Shahdara, Hamza Town (via Ravi Road), Lower Mall, The Mall, Fatima Jinnah Road, Qartaba Chowk and Ferozepur Road.
Orange line: The orange line will include Pakistan Mint, Sabzazar (via Shahnoor), Awan Town, Hinjarwal, Niaz Beg, Canal View, Wahdat Road, Ali Town, Salahuddin Road, Bund Road, Islam Park, Dera Gujjran, Depot, Mahmood Booti, Salamatpura, Samanabad, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Chauburji, Lake Road, Lakshmi Chowk, Railway Station, Sultanpura, UET, Baghbanpura and Shalimar Gardens.
A 24-km-long blue line and 19-km-long purple line would be constructed in the second phase. The blue line would include Model Town and Gulberg, while the purple line would include Allama Iqbal Town, Cantonment and areas around the airport. The central interchange station of the green and orange lines would be established besides linking these lines at Ring Road, Railway Station, the airport and sports city.
Lets hope this is completed in time :)