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Old May 2nd, 2016, 06:11 PM   #41
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Why Lahore is implementing so short trains, for such a huge demand?
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Does someone plan to do quadruple track those lines for urban/suburban mass transit?
[QUOTE=ReginaMills;132496946]please answer


For ur first question, there are multiple solutions that can help promote transportation capability, e.g. set up a longer train consist, reduce the headway, use a wide-body car, etc.
Comparatively, set-up a longer train consist is not the first choice as longer train consist needs longer station platform with more PEDs and longer stabling lane, maintenence lane, etc. which will result in a huge capital cost increment.
In contrast, updating the signalling system to reduce running intervals and buy more metro cars will be a more flexible and cost-effective solution.
I only know Makkah Metro for Hajj service has a 12 car train consist. It is rare in other countries around the world.
For the second question, The S-Bahn set up by Germany Gov for commuting service is in context of the railway infrastructure in Germany is abundant that suburban service will not affect freight transportation or long distance transportation. In Japan, JR do better, but in China or other developing countries, the suburban solution is limited.
Above, maybe some omission, welcom discussion.
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Infrastructure project: First tranche of OLMT loan released

The Export-Import Bank of China (Exim Bank) has released the first tranche of the Rs165 billion soft loan for the Orange Line Metro Train project, The Express Tribune learnt on Wednesday.

OLMT project steering committee chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hassaan said that the first installment of Rs34 billion had been transferred to the bank account of the China Railways – China North Industries (CR-NORINCO), the China-based contractor for the project. He said the funds would now be moved to Pakistan government’s account with the Exim Bank from where they could be transferred to the Punjab Mass Transit Authority (PMA).

Hassaan said the funds had been released after rigorous scrutiny and lengthy documentation. He said that with the completion of initial documentation he hoped that disbursement of remaining amount of the loan would be less time-consuming.

Hassan said that under the loan agreement all payments would be transferred to the Pakistani government’s account with the Exim Bank in China. The federal government could then transfer the funds to the PMTA, he said.

Speaking to The Tribune, PMTA Operations General Manager Syed Uzair Shah said the authority expected to receive the funds sometime on Thursday (today).

The PMTA had submitted progress reports on civil works and related invoices to the Chinese authorities concerned some four months ago.

As much as 30 percent of the civil works for the project have been completed. Construction work has not started in some areas along the track owing to property disputes and litigation.

The 27-kilometre metro train has been funded through a soft loan from the Chinese government. Project documents indicate that of the $1.65 billion loan amount around $1 billion would be released to the China-based contractor, CR-NORINCO, and the remaining to the Pakistani government.

The train will start from Raiwind area and run along Multan Road before approaching the older parts of the city near The Mall.

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Manufacturing of orange line trains starts, says Kh Hassan

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A Chinese contractor has started manufacturing trains for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project while the on ground civil works are also being carried out with full speed by the local companies.

This was revealed by Kh Ahmad Hassan, chairman of the steering committee for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project, while addressing the PML-N presidents and general secretaries of provincial constituencies of Lahore on Wednesday. Kh Ahmad Hassan said first mobilisation advance had been paid to the Chinese contractor who started manufacturing a total of 27 trains for this system.

Latest technology will be employed for fabricating these trains and the rolling-stock will be fully computerised, automatic and driverless. He each train will comprise of five cars and every car will have the capacity for carrying 200 passengers. Each train will give ride to one thousand commuters at a time. A total of 27 thousand travellers will travel through the 27 trains during one operation, he added.

Maximum speed of the train will be 80-km per hour and to end 27-kilometre-long journey from Ali Town Raiwind Road to Dera Gujran will be covered in just 45 minutes. Initially more than 250,000 passengers will daily benefit from this train and the figure will rise up to 500.000 within three years after the start of train’s operation, he said. Separate seats, with dissimilar colours will also be provided for special persons in these cars of Lahore Orange Line Metro Train, he added.
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Design of metro trains that will be plied on orange line track has been approved.

Trains' color will be silver and maroon and light orange strip will also be printed. Seats will be grey in color. Latest technology will be employed for fabricating these trains and the rolling-stock will be fully computerized, automatic and driverless. Each train will comprise of five cars and every car will have the capacity for carrying 200 passengers. Each train will give ride to one thousand commuters at a time. A total of 27 thousand travelers will travel through the 27 trains during one operation.

Maximum speed of the train will be 80-km per hour and to end 27-kilometer long journey from Ali Town Raiwind Road to Dera Gujran will be covered in just 45 minutes. Initially more than 250,000 passengers will daily benefit from this train and the figure will rise up to 500.000 within three years after the start of train’s operation, Separate seats, with dissimilar colors will also be provided for special persons in these cars of Lahore Orange Line Metro Train.
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Time to end the blame game!
The introduction of Pakistan’s first mass transit system in Lahore was questioned without realising that Lahore is in dire need of a good transportation strategy.


Infrastructure is the engine of growth and development. Every country requires modern and efficient infrastructure to speed up the wheels of progress. The countries that realised the need of infrastructure have advanced in the race of progress, while those who undermined its significance present a vulnerable picture of transport system today.

Gladly, Lahore has advanced in the field of infrastructure development by after the Orange Line Metro Train, which is under-construction. The asset of Orange Train will revolutionise the transport sector. It will uplift the living standards of common people by providing economical, timesaving and dignified ride for all and sundry.

Where the majority of Lahorites are looking forward to its earliest completion there are some who have set Orange Train as dartboard for their personal gains. These anti-development elements have begun a baseless blame game on Orange Train without realising its importance and significance for a common man.

The people who are creating hurdles in the completion of Orange Line Metro Train are the enemies of development. They are spreading misinformation and myths regarding OLMT for their personal gains. Now with the passage of time the true side of story is eminent, all the allegations and speculations by the blame gamers are coming to an end.

There was much hue and cry that Orange Train would indebt the future generations as EXIM Bank of China is not going to provide any funds but now the critiques are numb as EXIM Bank of China has released the first tranche of Rs 34 billion for OLMT. Where Orange Line Metro Train Project has saved Rs 78.5 billion in its construction it will also lead to saving billions of rupees in future. Rs 14.9 billion will be saved in the first five years of operation and Rs 39.38 billion on annual average over a period of 30 years, making our generations prosperous and financially stable.

The introduction of Pakistan’s first mass transit system in Lahore was also questioned without realising that Lahore is in dire need of a good transportation strategy. Being the 18th most populous city in the world, Lahore demands great attention in transport sector to fulfill the present requirements and meeting the future transportation demands. Orange Line Metro Train has the capacity to fulfill the transportation needs of the city. Moreover, Lahore is also a lucky charm; the development projects that were once initiated in Lahore are now cherished in whole country.

The handful opponents charged Orange Train Project for diversion of funds but the truth shined out loud. No funds could be diverted as OLMT was funded by China; the remaining sectors got their allocated funds in a better measure than previous years.

Another ring was added into the chain of blames by calling Orange Train a threat to the historical monuments of Lahore but now these voices have been lowered as ‘No Historic sites will be effected’.

These historical places would be renovated with about Rs 100 million. On the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the designers and constructors have prioritised the safety of historical buildings. After the construction of 1.7km underground portion and protecting the Saint Andrew’s church, Shehbaz Sharif has proved that the city is in safe hands.

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The blame was not only falsified with facts and figures but it also addressed how Orange Line Metro Train is the most heritage-friendly mass transit system in the world. It is quoted that temples were destroyed in India. The cultural hearts of Athens, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Kuala Lumpur and London have metro trains functional at a distance less than buses running near historical buildings in Lahore. But Orange Train will travel at a safe distance, 80km/h as its average speed, creating GBV of 0.03 mm/s which cannot harm the historical buildings at any cost.

The ball of blame kept rolling with the blame that Orange Line Metro Train Project is going to steal the greenery of the city, but these claims were also negated as Orange Train project will make Lahore 10 times greener. For every tree being cut 10 trees will be planted as compensation. Along with that Orange Train will liberate Lahore from carbon emitting buses, vans and rickshaws. It will also combat traffic congestion, traffic jams and gridlocks which the civil society forgot while raising their groundless animadversions.

The sprinkling foes also criticised Lahore Metro Train for illegal acquisition of land but they once again failed in their conspiracy as the displaced were not displeased. The people who had to sacrifice their land were given compensation for that.

It is fascinating that the land owners did not only get their due amount but additional amount was also given to them as compensation for construction, transport and loss of business so that these people can rebuild their present and have a better future. It’s hard to find a parallel example in the history of Pakistan.

The critiques raised questions regarding the use of OLMT for disables. It is worth mentioning that Lahore Orange Line Metro will not only provide a dignified ride to a healthy man but the physically challenged people mistakenly known as disables will be also beneficiaries of this project. To ease the journey of disables wheel chairs will be available at the metro stations free of cost. The station platforms will also have screen doors and escalators for the safety of disables.

A conservation authority claimed that people only come to Lahore to see historical buildings and not to travel in metro train which bears no truth. Tourism is highly dependent on the provision of good transportation facilities. It was impossible to boost tourism in Lahore without making the required arrangements in transport sector. Lahore’s Orange Line Metro Train is an open invitation to the tourists around the globe. Now tourists will rush towards Lahore to see the beautiful monuments while traveling in a luxurious ride.

For every blame there is a claim. Orange Train is a project for the comfort and benefit of common people. It’s time for all the players of this blame game to stop pointing their fingers towards the welfare of common man.

It’s time to realise that the progress and development of the country is above anyone’s personal gains. It’s time to save the have not’s from crushing under the heels of haves, let the underprivileged taste what privilege tastes like, let the metro train of poor be build!!


Source: http://dailytimes.com.pk/blog/07-Jun...the-blame-game
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‘One-third of orange train project completed’

The News, LAHORE
16 June 2016

One-third of civil work on the Orange Line Metro Train project (OLMT) has been completed so far and hopefully it would be concluded by the end of the current year.

This was stated by Kh Ahmad Hassan, chairman of the steering committee of OLMT, while chairing a meeting on Wednesday to review the progress on the project.

He said that construction of bridges on railway lines from Ring Road to Dera Gujjran had been started. He said that land had been acquired for establishment of electric sub-station near Shah Noor Studio on Multan Road and negotiation had entered final phase with Railways to get land near UET,GT Road, for another electric station. He said that

Package-1 from Dera Gujjran to Chuburji 39.3%

Package-2 from Chuburji to Ali Town 33.4%

Package-3 Construction of yard 28% percent

Package-4 Construction of depot had been completed up to 29.7%


He said that after its inauguration, the train would provide safe, efficient and economic mode of transport initially to 300,000 passengers daily through the densely populated and busy commercial areas of the provincial metropolis while the number of passangers would increase to 500,000 daily within the next three years.

Kh Ahmad Hassan directed the representatives of various utility services departments for chalking out and implementing a SOP for completely shifting the remaining services especially hospitals and schools. He urged them to utilise alternative sources for ensuring uninterrupted supply of electricity, water, sui gas and other such services for saving patients, students and general public from inconvenience at these places. MPA Ch Shahbaz, Lahore Commissioner Abdullah Sunbal, DCO Muhammad Usman, CTO Tayyab Hafiz Cheema, LDA Chief Engineer Asrar Saeed, Wasa MD Ch Naseer Ahmad and other officers concerned attended the meeting.

Source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/1282...ject-completed
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Orange Line Metro Train: The environment factor

The environment friendly, international standard metro train would not only facilitate commuters but also result in lesser air pollution

June 16, 2016, 3:26 pm

By: Wajeeha Ahmed


For a country to be prosperous, it is important that the needs of the people are understood by the authorities. Merely understanding is not enough, it is equally important that the best possible solutions are explored to fulfill these needs. A satisfied citizenry is at the heart of a strong polity.

What could be the objective of the government when deciding to initiate mega projects such as the Orange Metro Train Project? To understand the answer to this question, we must first understand the most likely objectives of the project. First and foremost, the idea of the OLMT is to ease congestion and the problems associated with traffic density because of over population in the city. In turn, overpopulation means less availability of resources and more consumers. This also means increasing use of transportation, congestion, and traffic density.

Lahore, the second largest city of Pakistan, has a population of around 10 million inhabitants. At an average, the transportation demands of the city rounds off to 6.8 million daily person trips for work and other recreational activities. This doesn’t include walking trips.

As per the several transport studies conducted to overcome this situation, the travel demands of the people were almost 7 million in the year 2005 which is expected to rise to 11 million by the year 2021. Already, over the last fifteen years, Lahore has experienced a rapid growth in both population and vehicle ownership.

According to the Lahore Urban Transport Master Plan (LUTMP) in 2010-2011, 8 million trips were recorded per day in the year 2010. Adding to the already tough situation, a major percentage of this travel demand comprises of public transport, something to ponder because such a huge travel demand also carries enormous disadvantages.

Orange Metro Train Project in Lahore comes to the rescue of the city just in time when it was needed the most. The environment friendly, international standard metro train would not only facilitate commuters but also result in lesser air pollution. It is expected that the heavy burden of traffic on the roads would be shared by the Orange Metro Train.

Transportation is thus one of the most significant contributors to climate change, accounting for 25 % of global emissions in absence of effective mass transit schemes. With the increasing population growth rate and urbanization in the provincial capital, there is a dire need of introducing mass transit system in Lahore. Orange Line Metro provides the best possible solution to all transportation related woes faced by the general public.


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