Fact Check: This hi-tech railway station is not in Ayodhya

A picture of a beautiful railway station with hi-tech trains is going viral on social media. Users claim this is the railway station in Ayodhya.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  22 Sep 2021 10:30 AM GMT
Fact Check:  This hi-tech railway station is not in Ayodhya

Hyderabad: A picture of a beautiful railway station with hi-tech trains is going viral on social media. Users claim this is the railway station in Ayodhya.

"This station is not in America, China, or Japan, this is the station of Ayodhya which will be dedicated to the country very soon. Modi hai toh mumkin hai (sic)," reads a Facebook post.

Original claim:स्टेशन अमेरिका चीन या जापान में नही है ये अयोध्या का स्टेशन है जो बहुत शीघ्र ही देश को समर्पित होगा...... मोदी है तो मुमकिन है....

The link to the post can be viewed here.


A similar post can be viewed here, here.


Fact Check

The claim is false.

NewsMeter performed Google reverse search and we found this picture on many news websites. This news was about the redevelopment of the New Delhi railway station.

https://www.thehansindia.com/business/godrej-to-purchase-26-acres-land-in-delhi-from-railway-land-development-authority-605722

This photo is also present on the website of 'ARUP', a British company providing design and engineering services for buildings. Reports said Terry Farrell and ARUP have got the responsibility of developing the New Delhi Railway Station. Information about this has been given on the website.

In its 11th five-year plan, the government had decided to make the New Delhi railway station a world-class facility.

https://www.financialexpress.com/infrastructure/railways/redevelopment-of-railway-stations-will-be-major-boost-to-indias-economic-growth-preetham-mehra-cbre-india/2238820/

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/real-estate/20-domestic-global-firms-participate-in-pre-bid-meeting-for-new-delhi-railway-station-redevelopment-5844511.html

This picture can also be seen on a famous British news website ' Londonist '. Here too the photo has been linked to the redevelopment of New Delhi Railway Station.

The picture was also used in an official report of Indian Railways.

`Indian railways vision 2020' was presented by the Ministry of Railways in 2009. This report confirms that the viral picture is old. This picture has been used many times in the news related to the development works of the New Delhi Railway Station.


Claim Review:A photo of the railway station is of Ayodhya, which will be dedicated to the country very soon.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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