Amritsar, Mar 5: A 360-foot high flag post was on Sunday inaugurated at the Indo-Pak Attari-Wagah Border, just a stone’s throw from Pakistan. It is said to be said to be the country’s tallest flag post. The Indian flag post can be easily seen from Lahore, Pakistan, it weighs 55 tons and is 120 feet in length, 80 feet in breadth. Before this, Ranchi had the record of nations tallest tricolour which is 293 feet high. Also Read - Two Intruders From Pakistan Gunned Down by BSF at Attari Border in Punjab
This is built with a budget of Rs 3.50 crore. The flag post was a project of Amritsar Improvement Trust Authority of the Punjab Government. India’s tallest flag post was inaugurated by Punjab minister Anil Joshi. Keeping the model code of conduct in mind due to the on going elections in 5 states, the Punjab minister for this had taken Election Commission’s permission. On the maintenance issues, he was quoted by the Indian Express saying for taking care of it a private company has bagged the contract for three years. Also Read - Independence Day 2020: In a First, Indian Flag to be Hoisted at the Iconic Niagara Falls on August 15
Pakistan Rangers raised objection over the installation of the flag and regarding this, they have conveyed their message to BSF. Also Read - Pakistan Closes Wagah Border With India For Two Weeks Amid Coronavirus Scare
Earlier, there was plan to hoist the tricolor on January 26 but due to some technical reason, the plan was shelved.