Lahore Rail Transit Orange Line is Pakistan’s first metro. The entire line adopts Chinese standards, Chinese technology and Chinese equipment. The signing of the Orange Line operation and maintenance contract marks the first time that the entire urban rail transit industry chain in China including design, manufacturing, construction, operation and maintenance has achieved complete output. Orange Line Metro Rail has provided Pakistani people with advanced, efficient and safe transportation services. This project in Pakistan is an early harvest project of the “Belt and Road” and “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor”. On April 2015, the China Railway Corporation and the Northern Industrial Association signed an EPC contract, responsible for the mechanical and electrical EPC. On February 25, 2020, the operation and maintenance contract for the first large-scale rail transit project in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the Pakistan-Lahore Orange Line Project, under the framework of the “Belt and Road” initiative was officially signed. NORINCO International, Guangzhou Metro Group and Pakistan DAEWOO Corporation formed a joint venture which has been granted the contract for operation and maintenance of the Lahore Orange Line for 8 years and will gradually handover to Pakistan for independent management and operation. The Orange Line project is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport of Punjab. Specifically, Punjab Mass transit Authority (PMA) conducts bidding, contract signing and operation management on behalf of the government. The bidding for the operation project has been completed. On January 31, 2020, the owner issued a tender award letter clarifying that the NORINCO International, Guangzhou Metro and DAEWOO Corporation (JV) was awarded the orange line operation and maintenance contract. Followed by 8 months of intense training and capacity building, Orange Line’s operations were made public on 25th October, 2020 followed by an inauguration ceremony.