Amritsar: A 360-feet high flag post which is claimed to be the highest in the country was inaugurated at the indo–Pak Attari border.
Said to cost around Rs. 3.50 crore, the post is the brainchild of the Amritsar Improvement Trust Authority of the Punjab Government. “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.
As Attari is near the Pakistan border visitors from Pakistan were keenly watching the inauguration. The pole, which is already in place, is said to be visible from a long distance, even from Lahore in Pakistan.At present, the tallest flag is in Ranchi (300-foot high).