This is the tale guiding DMRC’s symbol

The emblem of the Delhi Metro is now a ubiquitous image and commonly recognised by the masses in the metropolis, and like the tale of the start of the revolutionary immediate transit method in India, the story of the creation of its emblem is similarly fascinating.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), popularly known as the Delhi Metro, is visually represented on train coaches and formal letterheads, amongst other places, with vibrant pink railway tracks inside a bright pink circle.

The symbol signifies “safety, velocity and trustworthiness”, the watchwords of the Delhi Metro which experienced started its professional procedure on December 25, 2002. The DMRC, which operates and manages the products and services, was itself proven in 1995.

In these approximately two decades, the network has developed from initial 8.2 km from Shahdara to Tis Hazari on the Crimson Line with just 6 stations, to 390 km with 285 stations (including the Noida–Greater Noida Metro Corridor and Rapid Metro, Gurgaon).

Conversing of the logo’s genesis, senior officers of the DMRC explained the structure was designed in-property.

“No level of competition was held to come to a decision on the brand of Delhi Metro. Though some advertising companies were being engaged to occur up with some designs, lastly it was made and finalised in-household. The symbol is a graphic depiction of a rail community inside of a tunnel and signifies security, velocity and dependability,” a senior formal told PTI.

However, prior to the finalisation of the emblem, Delhi Metro officers examined the logos of different outstanding metro systems across the environment.

“They needed the logo to present dynamism and mobility,” he stated.

At quite a few of its metro stations, commuters are welcomed with signages bearing the popular symbol and the slogan ’25 decades of Delhi Metro’.

While Delhi Metro experienced practically damaged grounds in the subject of urban transportation when it had started tunnelling get the job done on the country’s 1st metro venture, the quantity of fast transit networks in India has developed manifold since then.

At a function held by the DMRC in early August, Union Minister of Housing and City Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri had mentioned 721 km of metro line was operational in 18 cities in the state at existing, and a community of 1,058 km route length with new stations was less than building in 27 cities.

The Delhi Metro has helped establish lots of of these networks, together with Jaipur Metro and Kochi Metro.

The DMRC is also now operating on the Patna Metro venture, which is aimed at decongesting the metropolis using a mass immediate transit community for the very first time.

The Patna Metro Rail Company in July experienced invited entries for the Patna Metro brand as part of a pan-India contest.

A lot more than 7,500 entries for its logo contest were being been given from persons throughout the state, spanning tiny towns and significant cities, a senior PMRC formal experienced instructed PTI on Friday.

These entries are now remaining evaluated by a 5-member jury and the remaining selection is anticipated to be taken on the PMRC logo by September conclude.

The Patna Metro is beneath development in the Bihar funds, a flagship task whose foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 17, 2019.

Bangalore Metro brand with a tagline ‘Namma Metro’ is explained to have drawn inspiration from the standard ‘rangoli’ layout, coupled with a visual depiction of the mass speedy transit method driven by reducing-edge technological know-how.

The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (now UP Metro Rail Company) is represented by a emblem that depicts the legendary Rumi Darwaza of the town and arrows all-around it symbolising stream of the transportation process. 

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