Fact Check: Old picture from Prayagraj shared as buses arranged by Priyanka Gandhi to ferry migrants

A picture of a fleet of buses is being shared on social media with a claim that it is of the buses arranged by Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi to ferry migrants stranded in various parts of the country amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

“यह रेल के डिब्बे नही यह श्रीमती प्रियंका गांधी जी का मजदूरों को उनके घर तक पौहचना के लिए किया गया बसों का इंतज़ाम है अब उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार ने इन्हें चलाने की अनुमति दे दी है कांग्रेस का हाथ हर जरुरतमंदो के साथ
जय काँग्रेस” – the caption read.

(Translation: This is not a train, these are the buses arranged by Priyanka Gandhi ji to send migrants home. Now the Uttar Pradesh government has allowed the buses to run. Congress always stands with people in need. Hail Congress)

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FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above picture and found that it is OLD.

On putting the image through Reverse Image search, we found an article by NDTV dated  February 28, 2019, titled, “At Kumbh Mela, UP Eyes Guinness Record For “Largest Parade Of Buses.”

According to an article published by Financial Express, UP Government created a Guinness Record for the largest parade of buses. A total of 500 buses with the Kumbh logo were used to make the record. The buses covered a stretch of 3.2 km in Prayagraj.

Meanwhile, on May 18, the UP government accepted Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s offer of 1,000 buses to transport migrant workers.

From the above information, we can deduce that the picture in question is old and is NOT related to  Priyanka Gandhi’s recent offer of 1,000 buses to transport migrant workers.

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