100-ft tricolour
The 100-ft tricolour flying at Guwahati Railway Station. Image - Twitter

Now, a 100-ft tricolour is flying over the Guwahati Railway Station.

According to information, this tricolour is the first of such height in any railway station in Northeast India.

Uploading an image of the Indian national flag flying at Guwahati Railway Station on its official Twitter account, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) stated: “A 100 ft high Tricolour now flies over Guwahati station. The first of such height in any railway station in northeast India.”

Earlier, it was reported that 75 of the ‘richest’ Indian railway stations that are the busiest in the country would soon have 100-ft tricolour in their premises.

The criteria for selection of the railway stations where the flagpoles with 100-ft tricolour would be installed was based on the annual earnings that exceed Rs 50 crore, called A-1 category stations.

In this regard, the Railway Board, the apex body of the national transporter, issued an order on October 22, which was forwarded to all the zonal railways.

The Railway Board order read: “The Board has decided to provide monumental flag (of at least 100-ft height) at all the erstwhile ‘A1’ class railway stations. The work should be completed by December 2018”.

Of the 75 ‘richest’ railway stations selected for the project, seven are in Mumbai, which has headquarters of two zonal railways – Central Railway and Western Railway. The rest 68 railway stations fall in other cities and zonal railways.

The railway stations in Mumbai are Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Dadar, Thane, Kalyan, Bandra Terminus and Mumbai Central.

The order stated: “The flag should be provided in circulating area of the stations and at suitable place. It should be provided with focused lights. The security and safety of the flag shall rest with Railway Protection Force (RPF).”

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