Mumbai to get a 150-foot-high giant Tricolour flagpole worth Rs 12 lakh

Updated: Jan 11, 2019, 21:34 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Two flagpoles with the Tricolour standing tall are set to be installed at the Gateway of India and near the Oval Maidan near Churchgate. The Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee (MHCC) on Wednesday approved the two installations.

Mumbai to get a 150-foot-high giant Tricolour flagpole worth Rs 12 lakh
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Mumbai welcomes a 150-foot-high flag which will be installed in the Gateway of India precinct, as suggested by Subhash Desai, Shiv Sena leader and Industries Minister. Along with the proposal of flags, another proposal for a neon light installation at the Gateway, reading ‘I Love Mumbai’, was suggested but it was rejected at Wednesday’s meeting.

Thus, two flagpoles with the Tricolour standing tall are set to be installed at the Gateway of India and near the Oval Maidan near Churchgate. The Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee (MHCC) on Wednesday approved the two installations.

The 150-foot-high flag to be located in the Gateway of India precinct will be installed at a cost of Rs 12 lakh. Based on Desai’s request, civic officials have come up with a proposal that was presented before the 10-member heritage committee for clearance. “We have given in-principle nod for the installation of the flag. We have asked that the place of installation be changed at the Gateway. The new place will also be suggested within the Gateway precinct,” said a MHCC member.

The 126-foot-high national flag in Churchgate was suggested by Raj Purohit, MLA and BJP leader and is set to be installed near the Ambedkar Statue outside the Oval Maidan. According to The Indian Express, a civic official said, “Both the flag installations are in planning stages. With the nod from the MHCC, the plan will now be prepared."

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