Delhi government will hoist 115-foot tricolours at 75 locations across the city on January 27 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the country's independence, PWD Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday.
The installation of the high-mast national flags is being done by the Public Works Department (PWD) under Delhi government's “Deshbhakti Budget” to celebrate India's 75th year of independence.
“To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the independence, the Delhi government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has decided to hoist 115-ft high tricolours at Delhi's 75 locations. This step will instil the feeling of patriotism among crores of people of the country,” Jain said in a tweet in Hindi.
He attached a video along with the tweet in which the process of installing the flags and their importance is shown.
A Delhi government official said an inauguration ceremony to mark the occasion will also be organised on January 27.
A PWD official said the project entails the installation of high-mast tricolours at 500 locations across Delhi of which 75 will be hoisted a day after the Republic Day and the remaining by March 31.
The official said the flags will come up at public places like parks, school buildings, market complexes, residential complexes, and open grounds.
He said the spots where the flags will be hoisted have been selected meticulously to ensure that they are visible at every two to three kilometres.
These high-mast flags will be set up on the lines of the 200-ft high tricolour at the Central Park in Connaught Place.
In March last year, the Delhi government had announced its annual budget -- themed on patriotism and named “Deshbhakti budget” -- under which Rs 45 crore was set aside to install high-mast tricolours at 500 locations across the national capital.
Later in September last year, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government increased the budget and approved an amount of Rs 104.37 crore for the project.
Till August 15, 2021, the PWD has installed high-mast national flags at five locations in the city, including East Kidwai Nagar, Rani Bagh, East Vinod Nagar, Kalkaji and Dwarka.