The video of the migrant worker going back home in a uniquely designed vehicle is old

Spread the truth:
  • 52
  • 22
  •  
  •  
  •  
    74
    Shares

Claim: “This migrant labour in India surely deserves an award for their Brains, innovation & Practical and workable solutions He has removed the front wheel of his bike & welded his bike to the giant wheel with tyres. He has put a charpoy on top to sleep also”

A video of a migrant worker going back home by making an innovative vehicle, by removing the front wheel of his bike and welding into the giant wheel has gone viral on social media. Various media outlets also reported the same.

FACEBOOK

This migrant labour in India surely deserves an award for their Brains, innovation & Practical and workable solutions.. He has removed the front wheel of his bike & welded his bike to the giant wheel with tyres. He has put a charpoy ( which itself is an Indian innovation) on top to sleep also.Amazing. 👇

Posted by Vandana Suri on Sunday, May 17, 2020

Archive

This migrant labour in India surely deserves an award for their Brains, innovation & Practical and workable solutionsHe has removed the front wheel of his bike & welded his bike to the giant wheel with tyres.He has put a charpoy on top to sleep also.

Posted by Raja Chhabra on Sunday, May 17, 2020

Archive

The post was shared widely over Facebook,

TWITTER

Archive

Archive

Chairman of Marico, also tweeted the video, he said, “Probably not the safest mode of transport. But watch how this man has converted his 2-seater bike into what could be like a 4-seater car.”

Archive

Truth

The major giveaway was the traffic in the background despite the COVID-19 lockdown and the fact that the video has been shot from a moving car.

We decided to do a Google Reverse Image Search of the screenshots of the viral video.

We came across a tweet by a journalist, Sandhya Panchal. She has posted the same video on October 29, 2018. She wrote, “talent of Indian engineer”.

Archive

Moreover, we also found the same video that is posted on Youtube by Navodaya Times with the caption, “जुगाड़ Technology से बना डाली अजीबोगरीब Motor Cycle, Viral हो रहा Video”. (Translation: Made an unique motorcycle with Jugaad Technology. The video is going viral.)

The video was posted on July 9, 2019. The video had gone viral last year too.

 

Hence, it is established that the video is old, and the claims that migrant labour is doing such innovations or ‘Jugaad’ is completely false. It is to be noted that the video exists on the internet since 2018 and had gone viral last year too. 

 

Rhea Binoy

Spread the truth:
  • 52
  • 22
  •  
  •  
  •  
    74
    Shares
  •  
    74
    Shares
  • 52
  • 22
  •  
  •  

Rhea Binoy

Writer and a poet, prefers coffee over tea, also a cinephile. Loves fighting for the truth and for the people that come along with it.