Country’s largest tricolour hoisted near Attari border


Amritsar:  A 360-foot high (110 metres) flag post, said to be the country’s tallest, was inaugurated at the Indo-Pak Attari Border here on Sunday.

Punjab Minister Anil Joshi inaugurated the country’s largest flag on the tallest flag post – measuring 110 metres in length, 24 metres in width and 55 tons in weight.

The flag, which has been installed just 150 metres away from the border, became an attraction for the thousands of tourists who had reached there to watch the Beating Retreat Ceremony at sunset.

Built at an approximate cost of Rs 3.50 crore, it was a project of the Amritsar Improvement Trust Authority of the Punjab government.

Even visitors from Pakistan’s gallery were also seen watching the Indian flag with keen interest. The pole, which is already in place, is said to be visible from a long distance, even from Lahore in Pakistan.

Amritsar city already has a 170-foot tall flag in the local Ranjit Avenue Public Park.

Earlier, there was plan to hoist the flag on January 26 but due to some technical reason it was delayed.


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