The Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT), which is responsible for the upkeep of the tricolor at the Attari-Wagah border, has urged the Centre to conduct an inquiry after the government was forced to replace the 360-feet flag after it was torn apart due to high speed winds.
Ever since its inauguration on March 5, the flag worth Rs 1.25 lakh has been replaced thrice after high speed winds caused it to tear apart. This has raised concerns as fingers are being raised on the authorities for not considering the technical report before installation of the highest flag at the border.
AIT chairman Suresh Mahajan said, “The flag project was initiated without taking the technical report into consideration and was hoisted in a hurry.” He dubbed it as a crime.
“National flag is our pride and I request the government to call an inquiry over the issue and those responsible should be punished,” he said.
He said the process has been initiated either to improve the quality of the flag or getting technical advice so that the 120X80 feet flag is not to torn due to high wind blows.
In April 2016, former Punjab minister Anil Joshi had laid the foundation stone to install the flag post at the Attari-Wagah border.