Hyderabad: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inspected the nature safari and zoo safari at Rajgir in Nalanda district on 19 November. During his tour, he also inspected a glass bridge that is being constructed there. According to reports, the 250 feet high bridge is 85 feet long and six feet wide.

Now, a photograph of a glass bridge has gone viral on social media with the claim that it is the one being built in Bihar. This image is being shared with the claim that it is India's first glass bridge that is being built in Nalanda.




https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/manu.p.singh.5/posts/3622056711209304

Fact Check:

The viral image is not that of the glass bridge that is under construction in Bihar's Nalanda.

NewsMeter performed a Google reverse image search and found a Facebook post by CGTN that said, "Glass bridge opens to visitors in south China's Guangdong. A 218-meter-long glass bridge in Baojing Palace of Yingde, a county-level city in south China's Guangdong Province opened to tourists on January 16. It is the first glass bridge in the province that is built over karst landscapes and a swan lake."

With a height of 88 meters and a width of 2.4 meters, the glass bridge offers visitors spectacular views of the karst landscapes and the turquoise lake.

https://newsru.cgtn.com/news/3d3d414e665a6a4e33597a6333566d54/p.html

We also found several tourism websites that show the same glass bridge from different angles.

https://www.trip.com/things-to-do/detail/20625651/

The glass bridge of Bihar was inspected by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on 21 December. Bihar's Rajgir is set to get its own transparent glass sky bridge sometime next year. This would be the second sky bridge in the country after the Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh. The bridge is 85-feet long with a six-foot-wide glass base. Around 40 visitors will be allowed on the 200-feet-high bridge at a time. Videos of the Chief Minister inspecting the glass bridge have surfaced online.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/news/watch-glass-bridge-in-bihars-rajgir-set-to-open-next-year/videoshow/79839823.cms

The images of the glass bridge were shared online after the CM's inspection. These images are very different from the viral image.

https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/glass-bridge-in-bihars-rajgir-to-open-by-march-pictures-of-cm-nitishs-inspection-here.html

Therefore, the claim that the viral image shows the glass bridge of Bihar is FALSE.


Claim Review :   Photo of glass bridge being built in Bihar
Claimed By :  Facebook Users
Fact Check :  False

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