No Churches Will Be Harmed In Orange Line Metro Route

A spokesman for the Lahore Development Authority has strongly rebutted rumors regarding any damage likely to be caused to the churches because of the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train project.

The spokesman informed that four churches, namely Cathedral Church The Mall, Nolakha Church Nichlson Road opposite to Haji Camp, Saint Andrew's Church Nabha Road, and Saint Paul Presbyterian Church, near Bohar Chowk , were situated along the route of Lahore Orange Line Metro Train which were not being affected as a result of construction of track for the metro train.

Giving details, the spokesman informed that neither any piece of land was being acquired for the project nor boundary walls or any other structure of Cathedral Church, The Mall and Nolakha Church, Nichlson Road, was being affected by Orange Line Metro Train Project.

About 1.5 kanal of open land and 62 meters length of boundary wall of the Saint Andrew's Church, Nabha Road, will be temporarily used during construction period for underground track in the area. This temporarily used land will be restored to its original condition and boundary wall will also be reconstructed after the completion of construction works.

Almost 10 marla of open land and 18 meters of boundary wall of Saint Paul Presbyterian Church, near Bohar Chowk,,will be utilized for the stairs to railway station of said project. Building or any other structure was not being effected by Orange Line Metro Train Project and the effected boundary wall will be re-constructed.

Source: Government of the Punjab