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Indian side of Kartarpur corridor to get a 300-feet high tricolor

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The work for installing tricolor has started.
NEW DELHI: A 300-feet high tricolor will be installed at the new Passenger Terminal Building coming up at fast-speed on the Indian side of the proposed Kartapur Corridor, the work of which is being aimed at being finished by the end of October. The Rs 190-Cr project is spread over an area of 15 acres.

This will be one of the highest tricolors in the country with the flag measuring 90 feet by 60 feet and be illuminated at night by LED lights, officials involved in the project have told ET. The tricolor and its pole will be able to withstand heavy wind-speeds, they added. This flag on the border with Pakistan will be still short of the 360-feet high tricolor installed by India on its side of the Attari-Wagah border in 2017 but it had suffered damage multiple times due to heavy wind-speeds there. Authorities are taking care to ensure there is no repeat of the same at the Kartarpur corridor project.

The construction of the Passenger Terminal Building has been fast-tracked by the government with an aim to complete the same by the end of October before the 550th Parkash Parv of Guru Nanak on November 12. The modern Passenger Terminal Building is being equipped with multiple immigration counters, heavy-duty baggage scanners, a big waiting hall for passengers, prayer and medical rooms and a detention room. VIP lounges, watchtowers and lawns with extensive landscaping are also a part of the project. The work on the Passenger Terminal Building, which is Phase-1 of the project, was started in June and the entire project over 50 acres with hotels and hospitals in the second phase, will be built later by 2021. The Kartarpur corridor would connect Punjab’s Dera Baba Nanak Sahib with Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan where Guru Nanak had stayed for a long time.
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