The tricolour Indian flag boasts at a height of 360-feet on the Wagah-Attari border. This flag will be replaced for the fourth time after installation because of the damage caused due to heavy wind flow.
Flying high in the blue sky is the beautiful tricolour flag of India. The tallest national flag in the country measuring 360 feet was hoisted at the Wagah-Attari joint check-post in Punjab. And it is 120 feet in length, 80 feet in breadth hoists high on a pole of 360 feet height. That is enormous size and the flag can be viewed from Lahore, Pakistan!
Hoisted with a fanfare and a hullabaloo in Punjab, the 360 feet flag get exposed to fierce wind speed and extreme weather conditions of the intense Wagah border. As a result of which, the material of the flag is getting catastrophic and it will be a shame if we don’t replace the flag before it is damaged and torn according to Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) which is responsible for upkeep of the tallest flag in India.
This is the fourth time the flag will be re-installed and AIT stated that the material quality had to be checked properly before installation. The replacement will cost Rs 1.5 lakh for the tallest, largest national flag and the expense seems to be a regular affair.
“The tricolour is our honour. That it is getting damaged and tearing off so often is a shame for us” said AIT officials. AIT officers suggested the tricolour must be hoisted ceremoniously at sunrise and lowered with same respect at sunset as this will not only honour the flag code but also save the fabric from being damaged.