A Video of Vande Bharat Express is tweeted and posted on Facebook by Railway Minsiter, Mr. Piyush Goyal. It shows newly introduced, highest speed train in India crossing a station.
The text along with the video “It’s a bird…It’s a plane…Watch India’s first semi-high speed train built under ‘Make in India’ initiative, Vande Bharat Express zooming past at lightening speed.”
Official Twitter handle of Piyush Goyal tweeted which till now has approx 11500 retweets
It’s a bird…It’s a plane…Watch India’s first semi-high speed train built under ‘Make in India’ initiative, Vande Bharat Express zooming past at lightening speed. pic.twitter.com/KbbaojAdjO
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 10, 2019
Republic TV published an article based on that tweet
WATCH: Piyush Goyal gives a glimpse of bird and plane-like Vande Bharat Expresshttps://t.co/88PordtQpo
— Republic (@republic) February 10, 2019
Vande Bharat Express is a great addition in Indian Railways, it goes up to a speed of 180h Kmph while Rajdhani Express could attain the highest speed of 150 Kmph earlier, also Gatiman express was able to achieve 160 Kmph.
The 11 second long video tweeted by Railway Minister is trimmed from a 1:02 minute long video. You can also find the difference between the video quality and it’s resolution. The original one posted by The Rail Mail is of much better quality (1080 pixels) and long (1.02 minutes). The video was taken at Asawati Station, Haryana.
You can see a watermark “AJ” on it. It’s by Abhishek Jaiswal, he reacted to the doctored video on Social Media platforms i.e Facebook, Twitter and Youtube
The video tweeted by Railway Minister is doctored to achieve much higher speed like changing 180 Kmph to 360 Kmph or more.
You can watch a comparison of the original (left) and doctored (right) video –
There had been great achievements including this high speed train, so the raw truth should be shown to the citizens, not edited truths.
Below is the video, downloaded from Railway Minister’s tweet and frame rate increased much further, can such video be used too ?
The original Video was uploaded on a Railway enthusiast YouTube channel The Rail Mail on Dec 20, 2018
On Twitter, Mr. Abhishek Jaiswal claimed that he took the original video and runs the above YouTube Channel –
This is my video and this is forwarded by 2x speed to the original vdo. https://t.co/mqY95AwlOR
whoever handling your account is really a dump.
— Abhishek Jaiswal 🇮🇳 (@abhie_jaiswal) February 10, 2019
Following is a comparison of screenshots of the same moment in both the videos which proves that the video tweeted by Piyush Goyal ji was the doctored video of the original
This wasn’t the first time though, he posted a misleading image two years ago too which he deleted later
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