Railway Minister Piyush Goyal recently went viral for sharing a video of Vande Bharat Express which was ‘Made in India.’ However the video was later called out for being fake, in the video shared by Piyush Goyal we can see the Vande Bharat Express passing through a station super speed. He also shared a caption which read, “It’s a bird…It’s a plane…Watch India’s first semi-high speed train built under ‘Make in India’ initiative, Vande Bharat Express zooming past at lightning speed.”
Here’s the video
It’s a bird…It’s a plane…Watch India’s first semi-high speed train built under ‘Make in India’ initiative, Vande Bharat Express zooming past at lightening speed. pic.twitter.com/KbbaojAdjO
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 10, 2019
As soon as the minister tweeted the video, many twitter users claimed that the speed of the video was forwarded twice (2x) that of the original. A YouTube channel named ‘The RailMail’ shared the original video on their official channel, take a look
Many social media users called Goyal out for sharing the fake video, but there were some who praised the government for the #Train18 project.
Increasing the play speed of video good work keep it up👍
Please congratulate this effort
— asad khan (@asadkhan123468_) February 10, 2019
Japan: Our bullet train can touch the speed of 300 km/hr
US: Our’s can touch a speed of 400 km/hr
Piyush Goyal: Itna mehnat kaun karega be, Just speed up the video to x4 times.
— MP (@PandithMP) February 10, 2019
Yeah lightening speed. 3×10^8 m/s.
— Nikhil S. Bardeskar (@NSBardeskar) February 10, 2019
Dekhna, edited video mein kahi derail na ho jaye.😁😁
— CleviiC (@cleviic) February 10, 2019
Hows The Speed
It’s a bird… It’s a plane… Watch India’s first semi-literate PM built under ‘Fool in India’ initiative, ‘Feku Express’ zooming away at lightening speed.
India heaves a collective sigh of relief.
— Sasidharan Pazhoor (@inquestioner) February 10, 2019