The viral video of railway track construction is not from India but from Malaysia’s East Coast Link project.
A video is being shared on social media showing that the railway line is being built using advanced technologies. This viral video shows construction of railway track with the help of a track laying machine. The users who shared the post claims it is from India.
Let’s check the truth.
We began our investigation using keyword and reverse image search on Google and the results led us to the same video was posted on Twitter a few weeks ago. It mentioned that the construction of the East Coast Railway of Malaysia. The caption states, “Malaysia’s East Coast Railway began laying tracks”.
In further search, we found related news was published on 12 December 2023 in Global Times, the Chinese state media. The caption states, “Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link, under BRI, starts track laying Monday”. It states, “China’s China Communications Construction Company has started construction of the 665 km Malaysian East Coast Railway in Malaysia.” The report clearly showed the front side of the derailment train. It also had Chinese characters written on one side and MRL in English on the other side. By this it is clear that the construction of this railway line is going on in Malaysia and it has nothing to do with Indian Railways.
We also came across a related post dated 12th December 2023 on Twitter regarding this project. It also confirms that the viral video is from Malaysia and it has no link to India.
In India too, high-tech machinery is used in the construction of railways. A similar machine is used to build railways in India as well. In July 2020, the news was published on the YouTube page of ‘NEWS STATION’ that the construction of a railway track by machine has been started for the first time in India.
But our investigation confirmed that this particular video is from Malaysia, not from India.
Fact Crescendo found the claim made along with the viral video to be False. The viral video of railway track construction is not from India but from Malaysia’s East Coast Link project.
Title:The video of railway track construction in Malaysia goes viral as being from IndiaWritten By: Usha Manoj