Flag of India at Central Park, CP

India’s national flag, Tiranga is hoisted at Connaught place’s central park, New Delhi. It is one of India’s largest flags. The flag was hoisted on 7th March 2014 for the 1st time.

Location

The flag is situated at Central Park’s centre, which comes under the heritage building of the famous Connaught place that is known as Delhi’s heart. The pole of the flag has been so designed that the geometry of the Connaught place is kept in mind.

Structure

The flag is 90 feet length wise and 60 feet width wise and it is hoisted on top of 207 feet long mast. The weight of the flag is about 37 kg. The flag is made using the fabric of knitted polyester known as ‘deneir polyester’ that was manufactured by the ‘flag shop’ in Mumbai. The Ashoka Chakra seen on it has been painted using a specialized process of printing.

This flag is illuminated during night time using 8 2000 watt power lights. Also, a special permission has been taken for this from Home ministry for this purpose. Guards are kept for the security of the flag and CCTV cameras are also installed all around it. If the flag is dirty or torn, it is replaced.

History

A proposal was sent by the Flag Foundation of India to NDMC for the installation of the national tricolour. NDMC sent this proposal to Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC). The proposal was approved by DUAC after analysing the plan. It was also ensured that the proposed plan did not cause any traffic mess or pollution.

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