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Strong winds damage Tricolour in Jalandhar

Hoisted amid much pomp by the Jalandhar municipal corporation at Company Bagh Chowk, the Tricolour got damaged for the second time in a month after the city experienced high-velocity winds on Friday.

punjab Updated: Apr 22, 2017 12:46 IST
Jatinder Kohli
The height of the flagpost is approximately 100 feet and was hoisted just before the Punjab assembly elections in February. Rs 15 lakh was spent on its construction.
The height of the flagpost is approximately 100 feet and was hoisted just before the Punjab assembly elections in February. Rs 15 lakh was spent on its construction. (Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

Hoisted amid much pomp by the Jalandhar municipal corporation at Company Bagh Chowk, the Tricolour got damaged for the second time in a month after the city experienced high-velocity winds on Friday.

The height of the flagpost is approximately 100 feet and was hoisted just before the Punjab assembly elections in February. Rs 15 lakh was spent on its construction.

Mayor Sunil Jyoti was informed about the damaged flag by Hindustan Times at 7.50 am. Despite this, the flag had not been brought down till 12 pm.

Following this, the mayor was unreachable for a comment.

Superintendent engineer (building and road ) Kulwinder Singh told HT that authorities have talked to the company that has installed the flag and that they have been assured that the flag will be changed at the earliest.

Meanwhile, residents near Company Bagh Chowk accused authorities of a lackadaisical attitude towards the Tricolour.