The pole, which is already in place, is said to be visible even from Lahore, Pakistan
AMRITSAR: A 360-foot high (110 metres) flag post, said to be the country’s tallest, was on Sunday inaugurated at the Indo-Pak Attari Border, 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.
“With the model code of conduct for the assembly elections being in place in the state, the minister got special permission from the Election Commission for the inauguration, officials said.
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.
At present, the tallest flag is in Ranchi (300-foot high).
Amritsar city already has a 170-foot tall flag in the local Ranjit Avenue Public Park.