The 360 feet tall Indian National Flag which was hoisted at the Attari-Wagah border will be replaced. The Amritsar Improvement Trust which is responsible for the upkeep of the flag will replace the same as it is failing to withstand the wind flow.
[ India’s largest tricolour at Wagah is visible from Lahore ]
Due to extreme weather conditions and high wind flow, the Tricolour is getting damaged. The AIT feels that those behind the installation of the flag should have examined the material. It is failing to withstand the wind flow.
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It was decided to replace the flag as the AIT did not want any damage to it. It would be a shame if the flag is damaged and torn, the AIT says.
The AIT suggests that the Tricolour must be hoisted at sunset and lowered at sunrise in accordance with the flag code. This would save the fabric from getting damaged the AIT feels.
Earlier this month, the tallest national flag in the country measuring 360 feet was hoisted at the Attari-Wagah joint checkpost in Punjab. The flag could be seen from Lahore in Pakistan. The flag is 120 feet in length, 80 feet in breadth and is hosted on a pole which is 360 feet high.