Just four days after India’s largest flag was unfurled in Telangana, gusty winds tore it apart. Authorities were forced to take it down.
However, it was replaced with a spare flag late in the night. R&B department has five spare flags of equal size.
The flag, which was hoisted on India’s second highest flagpole (291 feet high), was damaged because of continuous fluttering.
The flag weighed 65 Kgs and cost around Rs 3 crore.
But, experts believe that the flag was damaged due to its size as the length was not in proportion with the height of the mast.
Others said it can be due to the quality of the material used for the flag. According to TOI
sources, chief minister’s office said an inquiry would be initiated to establish the reason for the flag’s damage.
Amid much pomp and show, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao unfurled the flag on June 2 at Sanjeevaiah Park in Hyderabad to mark the state formation day.