OLMT a project of whole nation: Shahbaz


Salim Ahmed

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Orange Line Metro Train is a project of the whole nation and added that it will be completed with national zeal and the delay will be compensated with hard work. Let bygones be bygones and it is the time to think of the future and the project should be implemented in a speedy manner because this gigantic project of public interest has been much delayed. The political elements, due to which delay occurred, have no concern with the welfare of the laymen. We have started this project for the masses and after getting permission from the Supreme Court, the project has to be completed as early as possible with renewed commitment, passion and hard work. Bigger the challenge, the more hard work has to be utilized, he added.
He said this while addressing a meeting through the video link to review progress on civil, electrical and mechanical works and the future course of action. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that Orange Line Metro Train Project is a milestone initiative in the transport sector and the ordinary people will enjoy honorable, secure and durable traveling facilities after the completion of this project.
He directed that 24-hour work should be done on this project and effective safety measures should be ensured for the workers and technicians working on this project. He added that workers should wear helmets during their working and safety measures should also be regularly monitored. The Chief Minister made it clear that he will not tolerate any leniency in safety standards and the directions issued by the Court will be implemented. He said that all the necessary resources should be utilized for immediate completion of pending works of package-I and package-II and the line departments should speed up the construction work by maintaining close and continuous liaison with each other. Every moment is precious and you all have to work as a team.
Therefore, double your efforts and all the energies should be utilized for the completion of the project. Now, you have to speedily work with solid determination and passion and it is a golden time to show something to the nation.

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