Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Saturday inspected the Orange Line Metro Train project depot at Dera Gujran to assess the progress of the project and directed the authorities to expedite the civil works keeping in view the problems of the people. In the light of court directions, he said, timely completion of the project should be ensured, making it clear that no development project of public welfare would be stopped in the province. The Chief Minister further directed the concerned authorities to get the full benefit from the opportunities of Public-Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) for new development projects. Mr Buzdar announced that he would personally monitor the speed of work on the uplift schemes. The Orange Line runs from Dera Gujran to Ali Town. Lahore Metro expects it to begin serving the public from March next year. Its trains are capable of travelling at a maximum speed of 80kmph. It will operate at an average speed of 34.8kmph. The 27.1km line consists of 25.4km of elevated track and 1.72km of underground track. The line has also 26 substations, of which two are underground. With a capacity of 200,000 passengers each day, the train is capable of covering the entire route in 45 minutes.