The national tricolor will flit at a height of 100 feet at the station here soon, providing visual pleasure to travelers and instilling a feeling of national pride among them.
A giant flag pole weighing around 1.5 tonnes has been erected at a vantage point next to the vehicle parking area just opposite the station for this purpose.
The South Central Railway (SCR) had launched a plan to install the tall mast with lighting exactly in front of the station to raise the national flag to the top as a symbol of national pride and unity in diversity, said sources.
Thirty trains cross Khammam station daily, one of the main stations in the busy Secunderabad-Vijayawada section of SCR. It handles nearly 13,000 passengers a day.
He won a special place in the annals of history when Mahatma Gandhi visited the station during the historic independence movement of India and addressed a meeting here on February 5, 1946.
This walled city already has a 100-foot-tall flagpole with the national tricolor flying high at the top of the Lakaram tank tank. The giant flag pole was installed in the picturesque place to spread the spirit of patriotism on the initiative of the collector R V Karnan. It was inaugurated last August 15.
Contacted, SCR engineer Avinash Reddy said The Hindu that plans were underway to finalize the design of the erection of railings and the elevation of a garden around the 100-foot mast already installed as a side trial from the car park opposite the main entrance to the station.
A concrete pedestal will be constructed to provide a solid base for the giant flagpole and a dedicated power supply will be arranged to ensure proper lighting for the tall mast, he said, adding that the entire project should be completed in a few months. .