India’s first semi-high speed regional rail service has been named ‘RAPIDX’ by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC). The Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) will help connect urban nodes of the national capital region (NCR). As per the NCRTC, the ‘X’ signifies next-generation technology and new-age mobility solutions. “It also represents youth, optimism and energy,” NCRTC said.
The brand name has been chosen as RAPIDX since it is easy to read and simple to pronounce in various languages. The green leaf symbol in the logo is the highlight of the brand’s aim towards decarbonisation by not only decongesting NCR by reducing the number of vehicles on the road, but also by the use of green energy.
A joint venture company of the Union government and states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, the NCRTC is tapping green energy by the installation of solar panels on stations and depots as well as the use of blended power in traction, which is planned to be increased progressively.
According to the NCRTC, ‘RAPIDX’ will connect the people who choose to live in their hometowns in NCR, with the national capital through a modern, sustainable, convenient, fast, safe, and comfortable means of travel. The RAPIDX services on the first Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor will bring down the travel time between Delhi to Meerut significantly.
The NCRTC is aiming to commission the entire Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor for the public by 2025.