Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday unfurled a 300 feet high national flag at an event commemmorating the state’s second foundation day at Sanjeevaiah Park.
After much consideration, the Airports Authority of India and Director General of Civil Aviation granted permission to hoist a massive flag atop a near 300 ft flagpole after the State revised its application to reflect correct mean sea elevation of Hyderabad.
Till yesterday, the accolade for hoisting the tallest flag rested with Jharkhand when the state unfurled a flag atop a 293-ft pole in January this year.
Not only did Telangana usurp this title, but it also claimed to have unfurled the largest national flag weighing 60 kg. The flag measures 108 ft by 72 ft.
The flag takes 20 minutes to be hauled to the mast with a winch.
The 100-tonne pole made from galvanised steel is bolted to a 1.5-metre reinforced concrete base.