Or­ange line metro

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION -

HINA RIAZ These days a hand­ful of peo­ple are op­pos­ing the La­hore Or­ange Line Metro Train Project. The crit­i­cism and al­le­ga­tions against Or­ange Line Metro Train Project from the op­po­nents are base­less. This is part of a plan by the op­po­nents so that or­di­nary peo­ple don’t en­joy the ben­e­fits of mass tran­sit sys­tem.

These peo­ple say that Or­ange line will de­stroy his­tor­i­cal her­itage de­spite the fact that they never vis­ited these her­itage sites even once in their life. They have noth­ing to do with these her­itage sites be­cause they go to Europe along with their chil­dren, ser­vants. The op­po­nents of Or­ange line have never trav­elled in a pub­lic trans­port. In fact they are not even aware about the prob­lems of com­mon cit­i­zens. My con­cern is that when you have never cared for the poor then why do you bother to in­ter­rupt it now? If you can en­joy your lux­ury cars then why can’t a com­mon man travel in a dig­ni­fied pub­lic trans­port sys­tem?

La­hore Or­ange Line Metro Train project is go­ing to pro­vide dig­ni­fied, cheap and ef­fi­cient ride to the poor seg­ment of the so­ci­ety. These hand­fuls of peo­ple have no right to op­pose the right of good trans­porta­tion for un­der­priv­i­leged. Let us travel in Or­ange Line Metro Train, let the wheels of progress run smoothly! — Via email

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