HYDERABAD: A video of a crowded railway station is viral on social media. Users claim that it shows the situation of the Mumbai local on February 1 after train services were resumed.

Several users shared the video with the claim: "Borivali Station Today."

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FACT CHECK:

NewsMeter found that the claim of the video being recent is false.

We checked the comments section of the viral tweets and found a reply by the official Twitter account of Divisional Railway Manager- Mumbai Division of Western Railway that reads,

"The video is old. Requesting not to share such misguiding videos".

The Western Railway Mumbai Central Division also replied to a few tweets and stated: "No such instance of crowd congregation has been reported from across suburban section,"

We also performed a reverse image search and found the same video, uploaded on YouTube on 21 March 2016.


Evidently, it is clear that the claim is false. The same video has been available on the internet since 2016. Official sources have debunked the viral claims.


Claim Review :   video of crowded Mumbai local
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing.

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