HYDERABAD: The grandiose plans of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to unfurl India’s largest national flag on the country’s tallest flagpole on the second anniversary of Telangana Formation Day here on June 2 is unlikely to materialise. The Airports Authority of India is firm on lowering height.
The Telangana government has decided to restrict the height of the flagpole that would unfurl the Tricolour on the state’s formation day to 84 metres (275.52 feet) as against the proposed 89 metres (291.92 feet), after AAI’s objection.
Earlier, the government had planned 303-foot high flagpole with a pedestal. AAI’s approval is necessary as proximity of Sanjeevaiah Park, where the flag is to be set up. With no other option, the state government has decided to compromise on the height of the flagpole to 275 feet which is 28 feet less than the proposed 303 feet. Sources said the length of the flagpole has been lowered from 89 metres to 84 metres.