Country's tallest flag post inaugurated near Pakistan border
New Delhi : It’s a slap on the face of Pakistan as a 360-foot high flag post, said to be the country's tallest, inaugurated at the Indo-Pak Attari Border. The flag post is just a stone's throw from Pakistan.
Punjab Minister Anil Joshi inaugurated the country's largest tricolour on the tallest flag post - measuring 110 metres in length, 24 metres in width and 55 tons in weight.
Built at an approximate cost of Rs 3.50 crore, the post was a project of the Amritsar Improvement Trust Authority of the Punjab Government.
The flag post, installed at the border, became an attraction for thousands of tourists who had reached there to watch the Beating Retreat Ceremony during the sunset.
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.
Earlier, there was plan to hoist the tricolour on January 26 but due to some technical reason it was delayed.