LAHORE:(APS)Oct 10,2015-Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said low-cost and comfortable transport is the fundamental need of the poor people and the government is focusing to fulfill their needs. This he said during a briefing given to him on Orange Line Metro Train project in Lahore today.
He said the low-cost and comfortable transport will not only save the money as well the precious time of the students and job holders community to and from their schools and workplaces respectively.
The train would ply on the 27-kilometer track connecting Ali Town with Dera Gujran via Multan Road, Chauburji, Lake Road, GPO, Nicholson Road and Sultan Pura.
Dispelling the opposition’s criticism, the Prime Minister said besides transport, the government is also paying due attention to education, health and agriculture sectors.
He said the development activities are going on across all provinces with complete focus on all sectors.
The Prime Minister hoped that the Orange Line train project expected to be completed by the end of 2017 would provide around 275,000 people modern traveling facility.
Nawaz Sharif expressed hope that such public welfare projects will be executed in other provinces too particularly Peshawar, for where claims of a new Pakistan were made.
He said the government is also trying to reform the national institutions including the national flag carrier by improving its service quality as well as financial position.
He said the government would soon come up with good package for health sector with easy and affordable health services to the public.
Nawaz Sharif said for the first time a huge relief package of three hundred and forty one billion rupees was announced for farmers but people with political motives did not like its implementation.
Responding to a question, he said the government had consensus with all political leadership on all important issues like Zarb-e-Azb operation, China-Pak Economic Corridor project and National Action Plan.
Talking to media men in Lahore, the Prime Minister said the government has introduced a new trend of saving the national resources in mega development projects.
He said Bhikki Power Plant near Sheikhupura will be completed at a cost of fifty five billion rupees, instead of earlier estimated ninety three billion rupees.
He said various power projects like Bhasha Dam and Dasu Dam will generate nine thousand mega watts of electricity after completion.
Nawaz Sharif said a coal power plant is also being setup at Sahiwal.
The Prime Minister said thirty six hundred MW electricity will be produced by LNG. Meanwhile, Prime Minister visited various areas of Lahore this afternoon.
He went to Tolintun Market, Government College University, Shimla Hill, Railway Station, Azad Chowk, Boharwala Chowk and Bhaati Gate, Shahalami gate and Lahori gate.
He reviewed the flow of traffic and condition of roads. He also inspected the pace of water drainage schemes and progress of on the Orange Line train Service.