More than 7500 entries have been received from across the country for the logo contest of Patna Metro. A senior official of Patna Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC) gave this information on Friday. The construction work of metro in the capital Patna is progressing rapidly. The foundation stone of this project was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 17 February 2019. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is the only one working on the Patna Metro project, which aims to decongest the city for the first time using a massive rapid transit network.
Entry from these cities including Delhi-Mumbai regarding the logo of Patna Metro
A senior PMRC official said, “We have received more than 7,500 entries from across the country for the people of Patna Metro. Apart from Patna, it also includes big metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and smaller cities like Guwahati in Northeast Assam. People have shown great interest in it. PMRC has the management authority of Patna Metro. The Principal Secretary, Urban Development and Housing Department, Government of Bihar holds the charge of Managing Director of PMRC.
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5 member jury will enter Patna people
The official said that at present, a 5-member jury is being conducted to check the entry of the people. A final decision on the PMRC logo is expected by the end of September. There was no age limit for sending entries. As per the instructions of the contest, a note was also to be attached with the entry. “Out of about 7500 entries, around 2,500 are from Bihar. Around 2000 entries have come from Patna. All the big educational institutions are located in the state capital, so there have been so many entries.
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Know how much reward the winner will get
“We had invited entries under a pan-India contest from July 8. The first prize has been set at Rs 50,000, while the second and third place designs will be awarded Rs 25,000 and Rs 11,000 respectively.
The selection board includes the PMRC chief, senior officials of Patna Metro and experts from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Patna and the College of Arts and Crafts, Patna, the official said. PMRC has said that the winner will be selected on the basis of creativity, originality, technical quality, creative ability and visual impact. Apart from this, one aspect will also be how well the vision of PMRC is represented in the logo.