Hyderabad: Bihar’s minister of urban development and housing department, Suresh Kumar Sharma, shared a photograph of a flyover to highlight the achievements of the government’s street lighting programme in Muzaffarpur. He claimed that the flyover was in Bihar.

He posted the photo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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FACT CHECK:

This claim is FALSE.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found an article by News Minute from August 2020. The news website had published the same photo. According to the report, the flyover is located at the Bairamalguda junction in Karmanghat, Hyderabad. “The 780 meters RHS flyover at Bairamalguda junction has been thrown open to the public after it was inaugurated by the Minister K Taraka Rama Rao (KTR) on Monday,” it stated.

We also found that the same photo was posted on the official Twitter account of the working president of Telangana Rashtra Samithi, K.T Rama Rao.


Also, the surroundings around the flyover on both the photos shared by KTR and Sharma were similar.

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We also checked Google Earth and found an image of the bridge when it was under construction. On Google Earth, we can see a building which is under construction. The same building can be seen in the photo shared by KTR.

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This proves that the photo shows a flyover in Hyderabad and not in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is currently a Freelance Fact Checker at Newsmeter and is a final year student at Loyola Academy Degree and Pg College. She is doing her degree in Psychology, English, and Journalism. She has a zeal for learning and is very passionate about writing. Apart from writing articles, she also writes poetry.

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