BJP MP Rameshbhai Dhaduk, representing Porbandar Lok Sabha constituency of Gujarat, tweeted an infographic on September 30. The infographic carried a picture of a freeway illuminated with street lights. “As it was dark on the road near National Highway-2, Umvada Chokdi, Ramanath Dham Gondal, a proposal was made to the National Highway Authority to erect a high mast tower. Thank you very much National Highway Authority for starting the operations,” he wrote.
He shared the same infographic on Facebook as well.
Image from New Zealand
Alt News cropped the image of the freeway from the infographic and performed a reverse-image search. This led us to the original picture on Getty Images. “View of Auckland city with empty freeway at night,” reads its description.
Below is a comparison of the freeway on Rameshbhai Dhaduk’s infographic with the one on Getty Images. They are evidently the same. The freeway has been marked in red in Dhaduk’s tweet.
There are also other photos of the freeway in New Zealand on Getty Images.
Former Ahmedabad mayor Bijal Patel had earlier shared an image from Seoul as Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad.
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