However, it was replaced with a spare flag late in the night. R&B department has five spare flags of equal size.
The flag weighed 65 Kgs and cost around Rs 3 crore.
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.