Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju inaugurated a 107-feet-high Tricolour. The flag has been installed at the Integrated Check Post at Attari (ICP) on Wagha border with Pakistan, by the Land Ports Authority of India. The flag inaugurated by Rijiju is about 100 meters away from India’s tallest flag which is hoisted at a height of 355 feet by Improvement Trust Amritsar, as reported by the Indian Express.
The Express had earlier reported that India’s highest tricolour had recently been in the news due to damages it had received from high-speed winds. Another 170-feet-high flag installed by the trust in Aand Park, Amritsar was removed due to wind-related problems.
The new flag inaugurated by MoS Home Kiren Rijiju has been hoisted at a lower height when compared to the flags mentioned above. Rijiju has asked the Inland Port Authority to maintain the new flag, which has dimensions of 40X30 feet, properly. The Indian Express has quoted Rijiju saying, ”I have asked officials to properly maintain the flag and they will”. Manager of the Land Ports Authority, Sukhdev Singh said, ”We have only one land port in Western India at Wagah border; the authority has installed tricolours at each of our five land ports in Eastern India and we wanted one for our only western land port”.
Indian Express reports Rijiju saying, ”This is a very proud moment for us, various government agencies are working at the ICP and this flag will motivate all of them to work with more zeal. I have told officials to keep the flag hoisted at all times.
Rijiju also inaugurated a new digital CCTV camera at the Integrated Check Post and added that the much awaited full truck scanners will be installed soon at the check post. The minister also expressed his displeasure at the delay in the installation of the truck scanners.