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India’s largest tricolor flag at Wagah

India’s largest tricolor flag at Wagah

Largest tricolor flag post of India has been hoisted on Sunday at the Indo-Pak Attari Border. The largest tricolor flag was launched by Anil Joshi, Punjab Minister.

The flag post has a height of 360 feet and weighs 55 tonnes. It measures 110 metres in length and 24 metres in width.

It is so tall it can be seen from Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan feared it could be used for spying and objected the flying of such a tall flag very close to the international border.

At present, the tallest flag is in Ranchi with a height of 300 feet. The local Ranjit Avenue Public Park in Amritsar city has already flag with a height a 170 feet.

Minister said that it was his dream project which turned into a reality at least.

Earlier it was planned to be hoisted on January 26, the Republic Day, but it was not implemented due to technical issues. It got delayed till now and succeeded at last.

The foundation stone for the project was laid in April 2016. This tallest tricolor will be another major attraction for tourists at the Attari-Wagah international border.

Thousands of tourists are reaching the destination to watch the Beating Retreat Ceremony during the sunset.

The project cost around Rs.3.50 crore which was borne by the Amritsar Improvement Trust.

It was built as part of Amritsar Improvement Trust Authority of the Punjab government’s project.

The minister who hoisted the flag obtained special permission to do so from the Election Commission due to the placement of model code of conduct in the state.

Pakistan rangers objected to the flag hoisting claiming that it is a violation of international treaties. Yet, Indian authorities stated that it was not at all a violation since the flag was being installed 200 metres before the zero line.

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