Snatching Ranchi of his title for hosting India’s largest tri-colour, Chhattisgarh’s Raipur on April 30 hoisted India’s tallest flagpost at 82m high.
The flag was unfurled by Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh at Raipur’s Telibandha lake.
The flag which has a shaft of 105X70 ft beats Ranchi’s record of 99ft X 66ft flag.
Ranchi had registered this record just few months back on January 24, 2016.
Raipur’s Telibandha is also known as Marine Drive. It was decked up for the occasion by Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) authorities.
The place also provided free wi-fi zone at the spot so as to attract crowd. Besides Free Wi-Fi they also provided three selfie points.
After unfurling the flag, CM Raman Singh said that it was “a moment of pride for residents of the city.”
According to municipal commissioner, Sharansh Mittar, the trial run for unfurling of the flag was earlier scheduled for January 2016, but as Ranchi had gone ahead and hoisted India’s tallest flag at that time, RMC decided to reschedule its project as it was their objective too. He said:
“As Ranchi unfurled the flag before us, we had to re-issue the tender and our project was delayed by three months. With flag dimension 105×70 feet at a height of 82 metres, it’s the largest national flag on the tallest mast. And this was our objective too.”