“यह है सुभाष नगर रेल्वे फाटक भोपाल पर बन रहे रेल्वे ओवर ब्रिज का एक पोल,जिसमें आ गई दरारे/क्रैक इसकी गुणवत्ता पर सवाल उठाती हैं,अभी तो पुल भी नही बना ।एक भाजपा नेता के मार्ग दर्शन निर्माण में हो रहा है ,फिर यह सब क्यों और कैसे ? वाराणसी की दुर्घटना यहॉं भी ना हो जाये (This is a pole of the under-construction overbridge of Subhash Nagar railway gate, Bhopal. The cracks on it raise questions on its quality even before the bridge is fully constructed. The construction is taking place under the guidance of a BJP leader, then why and how is this happening? Let us hope the Varanasi episode doesn’t repeat here.) Congress MP Digvijay Singh tweeted an image of a cracked flyover pillar with this caption, questioning BJP’s efforts toward citizens’ safety.

This is the same photograph posted by a few users on Twitter in May, claiming it to be a part of an under-construction flyover in Zirakpur, Chandigarh.

The image was also circulated in 2016, claiming it to be a part of a metro pillar toward Hyderabad’s ISB route.

Where is the image actually from?

In December last year, Newsminute reported that the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) clarified the image of the damaged pillar is fake. Telangana urban development minister K.T Rama Rao tweeted that the pole on the verge of collapse is from Rawalpindi, Islamabad.

The same image was also tweeted in 2016 by a journalist from Rawalpindi.

Media outlet My Pakistan had also reported on the faulty design.


Posted by My Pakistan on Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Old images and/or videos often resurface as recent events. While we should not blindly believe any news floating across social media platforms, it becomes even more important for senior political leaders with a significant following to not circulate any information without confirming its authenticity.

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Pooja Chaudhuri is a senior editor at Alt News.