National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad students have designed the logo for the first-ever bullet train in India. A contest was held and the logo emerged as the top choice after it got nod from a three-member screening committee headed by renowned painter and architect Satish Gujral. The logo has a cheetah on a locomotive engine depicting the lightning fast speed of the train.
The official said that apart from 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,” said the official.
On September 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe had launched the INR 1.10 lakh crore project. The bullet train will run from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. Modi described the ambitious project, which is expected to be completed by 2022 and will cut travel time between the two cities from seven hours to less than three, as a “big gift from Japan to India.”