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Lahore

February 10, 2018

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19 Orange Train sets reach Pakistan

LAHORE: Nineteen out of the 27 train sets for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train have so far arrived in Pakistan while the remaining eight will soon be shipped to Karachi from Shanghai port of China.

Steering Committee for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project (LOMTP) Chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hassan told this to reporters during a marathon inspection of the ongoing works at metro train project here on Friday. He also visited the depot at Dera Gujjran, four elevated metro stations on GT Road and the stabling yard at Ali Town, Raiwind Road.

He said that 11 train sets had reached Lahore, nine of which had been parked in the depot and two in the stabling yard on Raiwind Road while eight more sets were being dispatched from Karachi to Lahore very soon.

He said that efforts had been geared up for finishing the project at the earliest for providing a swift, safe and honourable mode of urban transport to the common man. More than 86 percent work of construction of depot at Dera Gujjran, spreading over 626 kanals, had been completed, he added. He said that 19 out of the 22 buildings being built at the depot had been handed over to CR-NORINCO, the Chinese contractor of the project, for carrying out electrical and mechanical works at the buildings which included Alkaline Battery & Air Compressor Building, Signal Building and Comprehensive Maintenance Centre.

Seminar: Student Startup Business Center (SSBC) of Virtual University of Pakistan (VU) Friday organised a seminar “Be your own boss” here at Muhammad Ali Jinnah Campus. The seminar was aimed to create awareness among youth about importance of entrepreneurship.

Virtual University Rector Dr Naveed A. Malik was the chief guest, whereas Almas Haider, Ashba Kamran and Dr Khalid Iqbal were keynote speakers. They shared their experiences as successful entrepreneurs with the students. A question-answer session was held in the end.

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