The viral video of passengers rushing into a bus flouting corona safety norms is from Kolkata.
A viral video of passengers rushing in a bus is going viral with captions claiming it is a post lockdown video where social distancing norms are not being followed.
Claim: The video claims to be of Mumbai where passengers are rushing on the bus while boarding it and they are not following the social distancing norms.
Amid the utter chaos, few Facebook posts also claimed that this video is from a Delhi bus where social distancing norms are not being followed.
The vice president of the Gujarat cricket association Dhanraj Nathwani tweeted this video from his verified Twitter handle. The archive version of this tweet can be accessed from this link http://archive.is/XKSnv
This video captures the dark reality of Indian metro cities, where #PhysicalDistancing is a distant dream. The ground realities are not going to be as per the expectations of the administration given the dearth of infrastructure.#Unlock #COVID19 #Mumbai @mybmc @CovidIndiaSeva pic.twitter.com/8WV5FUOrsm
— Dhanraj Nathwani (@DhanrajNathwani) June 11, 2020
Life really is a struggle during #MissionBeginAgain
Don't know whether this is Mumbai, but it's India…. Really saddens how people struggle & risk life to get into a bus to earn livelihood…Literally falling on each other. How can we have #SocialDistancing ?@RoadsOfMumbai pic.twitter.com/iygC0G0IWR
— मुंबई Matters™✳️ (@mumbaimatterz) June 8, 2020
A twitter user also claimed that this video is from Delhi and not from Mumbai.
ट्विटर ने आज एक नया फीचर लॉन्च किया फ्लीट….. ये एक वीडियो देख लो @ArvindKejriwal साहब की दिल्ली की फ्लीट यानी कि DTC बस का हाल !!
अब दिल्ली में रोजाना 1000 से ज्यादा +Ve केस आ रहे है और बसों का ये हाल है , कुछ दिन पब्लिक ट्रांसपोर्ट बन्द कर देना चाहये !!@FOUNDERofMMES pic.twitter.com/a3FqACu6gO
— मनशिखा राणा (@Manshikha_Rana) June 10, 2020
This video is from Kolkata and does not belong to Mumbai or Delhi.
During our investigation, we used keyframes from the video and used the Google keyword search. We found a twitter user Anvesh (@nv3sh) who tweeted this video clip on 8 June 2020 from his twitter handle.
See the situation of Kolkata's bus on 8th June 2020 for yourself.
Video by a friend. 2/2#COVIDー19 #COVID19India #Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/kdsTgfY4Oa
— anv# (@nv3sh) June 8, 2020
In the second video of his tweet, we can see the same bus before people started to pour in. Commuters can be seen banging on the door of the bus, eager to get in.
At 17 seconds in the clip, one can hear the conductor say, “টিটাগড় অব্দি যাবে, থানায় গাড়ি ঢুকিয়ে দেব “
Translation: “The bus will go till Titagarh, will take it to the police station.”
Titagarh is a city in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. It is close to the state capital Kolkata. Therefore in our investigation, it was found that the claims made on this video are not true as this video does not belong to Mumbai or Delhi. Instead, it belongs to Kolkata.
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