外文标题：Pakistan, China sign Lahore metro train agreement
SHANGHAI: The governments of Pakistan and China on Thursday signed an agreement to start a metro train project in Lahore, Express News reported.
The agreement was signed in Shanghai during a meeting on the sidelines of the fourth summit of “Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia”.
The 27.1 kilometres long track – named Orange Line – will be built at the cost of $1.27 billion.
While speaking to the media after the signing ceremony, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said it was a big day for the people of Pakistan.
“The metro train will revolutionise the way people travel as it will make the commute trouble-free,” he said.
In a meeting between President Mamnoon Hussain and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Shanghai, the two leaders agreed that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project should be completed on fast-track basis, Radio Pakistan reported.
While discussing bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest, the Pakistani and Chinese presidents said mega projects signed between the two countries will make the entire region a vibrant trade, energy and economic corridor.
Dear Mr.President & PM,
Please rembere there is also a city Named Karachi in Pakistan, and according to statistical data the biggest city of the country, and I believe after Metro Bus in Lahore, Karachi deserves this Metro Train More. I hope you should think that. Pakistan is made up four provinces not just Lahore.
1 billion sweet dollars for a train service -
Is this a donation from Chinese or our tax payer’s money.
Rephrase the heading it should be Punjab, China sign Lahore metro train agreement
Whatever anybody says,I cant wait to travel on this metro train..waiting for it..build this project fast..SS doing great job..
Shahbaz Sharif cannot sign on behalf of Government of Pakistan cuz he’s a province’s leader. The agreement must be between Government of Punjab and China………..
If its Chinese investment how would they recover this huge investment or what financial return they expect.
Secondly government cannot run this project by charging more then its operating cost, therefore if operating cost is not collected by commuters what heavy subsidy will they pay ?
Third when government is so keen to privatize all national institutions, why this will not be run by private entity.
muhammad khurram mushtaq
well done shabaz sharif for lahore metro train god bless you my lahore city will like dubai
I love Lahore. Having said that, I want to point out that the federal govt is supposed to sign an agreement with Japan for circular railway in Karachi but our govt is delaying for God knows what reason! This city needs buses and trains more than anyone! Can anyone hear me!!!
This is a good news for Pakistani Public, however as a daily commuter of DLF RAPID METRO i would like to say that DLF have 1 made in china train & quality is not so good, Pakistan should try BEML-Rotem, Bombardier India, Alstom India, Siemens or Mitsubishi (Yes prices are high but no one can question quality)
I have heard a lot about Chinese junk Locomotives.
well done keep it up
was a big day for the people of Pakistan.NO NO NO its just a big day for people of LAHORE not even PUNJAB
Ch. Allah Daad
Karachi is bigger than Lahore and also has more money but it does not have Mian Shehbaz Sharif. Elect somebody like and start fulfilling your dreams.
Karachi shouldve been at par with Dubai, it can easily be the best city even now, but our local politicians need to change their thinking, just lip service for karachi isnt worth it.
karachi need security first then trains or buses….
Another mega project in this poor country. By the way, it’s provincial or federal project ?