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 :)

6 Comments so far

  1. JayJay (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

    It will be excellent if it could be implemented on time.

    Will it be underground? Where can one find details of this project?

  2. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

    Some portion is underground and some is elivated. There is no official website as yet, but you can certainly check SkyScraperCity Forums :

  3. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

    kewl … lets’s see if it ever gets completed how lahories will treat this :-)

  4. Opee (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

    Two things….

    Once, when I first saw a very wierd (and funny) machine on a road almost a decade ago which was used to clean the roads and corners. People said this is a “Road Cleaning Machine”. Most of the time it was not only cleaning but doing the opposite). But still!!

    I just couldn’t help aur main sajday main gir para… when I found out that the machine was actually “Made In Pakistan”. Mainay Allah ka dher shukar ada kya. :)

    And similarly, this is now the second time I feel like keh Main Sijday Mein Gir Jaoon. :) and thank Allah for something which was fairly impossible, but I would be able see it happen in my life insha’Allah. :)

  5. Opee (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 10:06 pm

    Plus, its something different. To begin with – It doesn’t include DHA – How always its normally takes the higher priority regardless how small the population there is! :) So all good in good faith!

  6. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 14th, 2007 @ 10:28 pm

    personaly i believe, it would be very useful for people like me; i would love to get on LRMT for going to office or anywhere (like going to airport at an odd hour – for which every one oftenly have to call a cab on very high rates)… Daewoo city buss service was a very good start, i remmember i used that service for like 3+ years for my university and still do multiple times in a month for going to office – only issue with them currently is less number of busses. Fingers crossed for this project.

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