GUWAHATI: The 9,600 sq ft National Flag, which stands on a 319.5 ft flag pole at Gandhi Mandap, a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi atop the Sarania Hill is the third tallest in the country after Punjab’s Attari border (360 ft) and Pimpri Chinchwad Bhakti Shakti Chowk, Pune (351 ft). The project was carried forward under Guwahati Smart City Limited through GMDA (Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority). The cost of the project was 2.92 crore inclusive of maintenance for a year from the installation.
The gigantic flag tore a lot of times and was patched back up however, this time again the flag could not sustain the ravage of nature. However, Dispur’s plan to keep the flag fluttering proudly atop the Gandhi Mnadap has been realized again after months of emptiness due to repair. Before the occasion of Independence Day, GMDA cleaned up the area and reattached the flag to its former position on Wednesday.