One of the tallest National Flags at the Kote Kere Belagavi which stands at the height of 110 meters, the 9600 sq feet flag which weighs 500 kgs 4 April 2018 after some damage was spotted on the flag. It was hoisted on March 12, 2018.
After that, the flag was hoisted in a smaller size but even that could not stand the strong winds.
Now the said monumental flag, is hoisted only on Independence day, Republic day, and some special occasions that the Govt might think worthy of.
Now a tender has been floated for the Operation and maintenance of Monumental Flag and related types of equipment in Kotekere premises for a sum of Rs. 5,97,024/- (Excluding GST).
It will include the following –
Providing & supplying and maintenance of Indian National Flag: Flag size 90sq (ft) X 60sq (ft) , 100% polyester, with reinforced super-strong nylon webbing on all three sides with â€œDâ€ Rings. Watch and ward of National flag: Indian National flag at fort lake Garden Belagavi of size 90sq (ft) X 60sq (ft) viz. 1) Replacing damaged flag,
2) Half-mast the flag when orders received from concerned officer,
3) Hoisting and Lowering flag by engaging personals Required Electrical maintenance (will be charged additionally when and if required to replace or repair â€“ only supervision and concern of these equipments and emergency services will be provided as part of contract ): All electrical components of flag mast which includes : a)Electrical Panel, b)Which gear system SDGG 135/9, c)3phase induction motor of 7.5HP, d)Mechanical system installed in flag mast, e)wire rope of 8MM, f)aviation obstruction lamps which are installed over the flag mast, g)Pulley for lowering and Hoisting flag, h)Lubrication of equipments, i)providing required accessories if required (viz. Bulldog grippers, wire grippers, snap hooks, d-shakles, thimble, turn buckle, u-clamps ) and j)maintenance of 2nos 20mtr light masts (Maintenance of 20mtr lighting masts, which includes lantherns-7fittings, bulbs replacement, panel box â€“monthly flag mast including cost of materials, labours and all taxes etc complete as per the direction incharge of the work as below – 12 numbers at a cost of 39000 each.
Maintenance of Machinery Like Oiling, Greacing , Minor repairs etc – 24000
Labour charges For hoisting on trial basis Before 1 Day of the festival – 52511.76 (108×486.22)
Labour charges For Hoisting & Lowering Day – 52511.76 (108×486.22)
So as per the tender, the Flag is supposed to be hoisted for 108 days as the charges mentioned are for 108 days for hoisting and lowering.