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100-foot-tall national flag now flies high in this Mumbai suburb

Mumbai city news: Civic officials said they plan to landscape and beautify the area where the flagpole was set up

mumbai Updated: May 25, 2017 20:38 IST
Megha Pol
The flag was installed at Golden Dyes junction owing to its prime location.
The flag was installed at Golden Dyes junction owing to its prime location.(HT Photo)

A 100-foot-tall national flag now flies high at Golden Dyes Naka in Thane.

The flag, set up by the Thane Municipal Corporation and the TDK Flag Foundation, was unveiled by guardian minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday evening.

“The flag will evoke a feeling of patriotism among Thane residents. It will give the city a new identity. We plan to come up with several more unique ideas for the benefit of the city,” said Shinde.

Civic officials said they plan to landscape and beautify the area where the flagpole was set up. Proper lighting will also be installed in the area.

The TMC also plans to install flags of a similar height at Masunda and Upavan lake, two of the most popular hang-outs in Thane.

The flag was installed at Golden Dyes junction owing to its prime location. The junction connects the Eastern Express Highway to Ghodbunder Road and the Mumbai-Nashik Highway. It is one of the busiest junctions in the city, with more than 50,000 vehicles passing through it daily.