Lahore metro plans in the offing



AMEInfo reported that the Pakistan government is planning to have the Metro system in Lahore similar to the one in Dubai.

A diplomat at the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi said that Mr Shahbaz Sharif CM of Punjab province in Pakistan who is leading a top level business delegation to Dubai in December to attract investors to Punjab, will talk to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority for possible partnership on the Metro project.

The diplomat said that Mr Sharif will meet the RTA official and visit the Dubai Metro as he is interested in having a similar Metro system in Lahore, which is facing acute traffic congestion.

Mr Abdul Mohsin Ebrahim Younus CEO of Strategy and Corporate Governance at the RTA confirmed that the upcoming meeting with the Pakistani delegation and said the RTA was fully capable to provide its expertise to carry out such projects in Pakistan following international practices.