As suburban railway services resume in Kolkata after being suspended for seven months due to COVID-19, a video of an overcrowded railway station has started making rounds on social media, claiming that the video was taken on the first day the train services resuming.
In the video, the huge crowd can be seen flouting social distancing norms as they wait for the train on the station.
“Local train start in West Bengal 1st unlock down ..huge crowd gathered in station…” the post caption read.
Here’s the link to the above post.
Another similar post can be seen here.
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be misleading.
We extracted the keyframes of the video and ran them through Google Reverse Image Search. The search led us the same video on YouTube dated 2018.
“Krishnanagar Bongaon Local Train – Ranaghat Station” the title read.
The video was also shared by another YouTube channel in 2018 with a similar title. “Ranaghat station Today 8.30am….krishnanagar Bongaon local…😯😯😯😯 video Sni” the post read.
Hence, based on the above fact check, we can clearly say that the post in circulation is misleading.
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