India Gets 418 Ft Tall, Highest National Flag At Attari Border; Netizens Are Proud

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
India Gets 418 Ft Tall, Highest National Flag At Attari Border; Netizens Are Proud

The highest national flag of India, measuring 418 feet, was unveiled on Thursday at the Attari Chief Post on the international border between India and Pakistan. The inauguration of this flag was done by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari. Netizens are super proud as they read the tweet by Gadkari on X (formerly Twitter). 

India Gets 418 Ft Tall, Highest National Flag At Attari Border

Today in Amritsar, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari unveiled the flag, which was put up by the National Highway Authority of India. 

On its side of the border, the Pakistani flag, Parcham-e-Sitarah-o-Hilal, was raised in August. 

The flag, which came at a whopping ₹ 3.5 crore to the NHAI, is taller by 57 feet than the second-tallest national flag in India. The previous record was held by the Tricolor in Belagavi, Karnataka. 

A 360-foot flag was previously erected in March 2017 at an expense of ₹3.5 crore. In response, in August of that year, Pakistan raised a 400-foot-tall flag next to the Wagah border on the other side. The new tricolour is eighteen times taller than the Pakistani flag in the ongoing flag battle between the two nations. 

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari posted pictures from the inauguration ceremony as well as a video from his Punjab visit. Netizens were extremely happy and proud about the installation and expressed themselves on social media. 

Examination Of Amritsar Bypass 

Earlier on Thursday, while visiting the sacred city, the Union minister examined the Amritsar bypass and the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Greenfield Expressway. 

Among those in attendance were Amritsar member of parliament Gurjit Singh Aujla, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, and minister of the Punjab public works department Harbhajan Singh ETO. 

At a cost of ₹29,000 crore, five greenfields and economic corridors are being constructed in Punjab. Building this 669-kilometre greenfield highway between Delhi, Amritsar, and Kathryn will cost ₹40,000 crore. Due to its construction, it now takes four hours to travel from Delhi to Amritsar and six hours to travel from Delhi to Katra. 

At a news conference held close to Amritsar, he stated that the current distance between Delhi and Katra is 727 km, but that with the development of this road, the distance will be shortened by 58 kilometres. (As per Hindustan Times)

A Visit To Golden Temple

Nitin Gadkari also visited the famous Golden temple in Amritsar to seek blessings of the God. He also posted pictures from here.

Later he also spoke about Asia’s longest cable-stayed bridge, across the Beas River at 1,300 metres. 

According to Gadkari, this expressway will link the Golden Temple, Sultanpur Lodhi Gurdwara in Kapurthala, Goindwal Sahib, Khadoor Sahib, Gurdwara Darbar Sahib (Taran Taran), and Mata Darbar Vaishno Devi in Katra, among other significant Sikh holy sites. 

He stated that construction is currently underway on a 50-kilometre, four-lane Amritsar bypass, which is expected to cost ₹1,475 crore. Its building will improve the connection between Tarn Taran and the Amritsar airport. Amritsar’s traffic issue will be effectively resolved with this bypass. This road would enhance Amritsar’s infrastructure, connectivity, and transportation. (As per Hindustan Times)

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Cover Image Courtesy: @nitingadkari/X(formerly Twitter)

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