A logo created by the student of the National Institute of Design (NID), which has been selected as a bullet train logo. The selection of the logo has been done by a three-member committee. A famous painter and architect Satish Gujral the screening committee included a Niti Aayog member and an official from the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), which is in charge of the project. Three entries were shortlisted after initial screening. The top entry was selected from NID, Ahmedabad, the second from the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi, and the third from the NID in Bengaluru.
“The contest received an overwhelming response from across the country. Applications for the Logo were accepted between April 19 and May 18 and around 100 entries were received by the committee from various states.”
According to source, the cheetah has been chosen because “The cheetah represents speed, while the red and blue lines symbolise calm and reliability,” and railway officials have also said that this logo will get a place of pride on all the documents related to the bullet Train.
Three entries were shortlisted after initial screening. The top entry was selected from NID, Ahmedabad, the second from the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi, and the third from the NID in Bengaluru.
According to source, the government is keen to make the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed rail network operational on August 15, 2022. The train is expected to cover a distance of over 500 km between the two cities in less than three hours, with a ticket to cost around 1.2 percent more than the basic AC first class fare.
The project was launched last month by Prime Minister Modi in the presence of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Ahmedabad. Japan is financing 81 percent of the Rs 1.08 lakh crore projects through the Japan International Cooperation Agency at 0.1 percent interest to be repaid over 50 years.