GUWAHATI: The National Flag that was fluttering atop Sarania Hill near Gandhi Mandap has been torn again at the impact if air pressure. The flag hoisted on October 2, 2018 was torn after 48 days needing its replacement with another flag on November 17, 2018. However, barely after a week, the replaced flag has also been torn.
The flag was hoisted under the Rs 2.91-crore Guwahati Smart City Project. Despite spending such a huge amount for the hoisting of the flag, it being torn twice within such a short period has raised many an eyebrow in circles concerned in the State. “The flag has to be of much advanced technology so as to add to its longevity. The flag at such a height is a matter of pride for Assam, especially the residents of Guwahati. However, the Flag being torn again and again is also a matter of prestige for us. We hope the authorities concerned would do as the situation demands,” a local resident said. The flag is the third tallest National Flag in the country. It is one of the tallest National Flags in the country if measured from Mean Sea Level. The National Flag is atop a 319.5-foot mast made of galvanized steel on Sarania hills near Gandhi Mandap.
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