The agreement has been signed between Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and China in the presence of President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain with delegation of China Railways and Norenko International China.
The track will be built underground on some part and most of the line will be on surface, as per reports.
There will be 26 stations on the Orange Line Metro train. This project is of importance due to increased traffic problems in Lahore.
The people of Lahore are already enjoying the Metro Bus facility which is from Shahdara to Gajjumatta. Thousands of passengers are getting the Air conditioned traveling facility through metro buses in Lahore.
It is pertinent to mention here that this project is also being criticized for utilizing a huge amount of budget to be spent in Lahore instead of serving the other ill facilitated cities of Punjab.