Orange Line Metro Train Project alleged corruption case opened

Orange Line Metro Train Project alleged corruption case opened

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated an inquiry into the alleged corruption into the Orange Line Metro Train Project.

NAB has launched the investigation against Lahore Orange Metro Line project.

NAB has written a letter to Director General (DG) Lahore Development Authority (LDA), Zahid Zaman, in this regard.

In the letter, the NAB has sought details of tenders of the mega project along with its other monetary details, the reports stated. The NAB has ordered the director general to provide the records immediately.

Earlier, NAB* arrested <link> *former director general LDA Ahad Cheema, and the chief executive officer of Bismillah Engineering Company, Shahid Siddiqui in the Ashiana Housing scam.

NAB started the investigation of Ashiana scam after the officials of Punjab government ordered to cancel the award of the contract of Ashiana-e-Iqbal to successful bidder Chaudhary Latif and sons, leading to handing over the contract to Lahore Casa Developers (JV) a proxy of Paragon City (Pvt) Limited which resulted in the loss of Rs 193 million approximately.

The mega project will be immense as nearly 0.25 million commuters will travel via Orange Line train and it would make commute easy for everyone, the Punjab government has stated, adding that a distance of 27 kilometres from Darogawala to Thokar Niaz Baig will be covered in merely 45 minutes.