This article is from Oct 23, 2021

An old video shared by Prakash Javadekar claiming that coal is supplied through train !

Claim

4 km long rack train with 4 engines being run on war footing basis to supply coal to power plants. This is #Modigov & Narendra Modi ji’s #NewIndia !

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Explanation

Coal scarcity is an issue that gained attention internationally. It is on the news that coal reserves are available for just 4 days and inadequate coal reserves in thermal power plants are affecting power generation.

Meanwhile, Central Ex-Minister and BJP MP Prakash Javadekar shared a video tweeting that, “4 km long rack train with 4 engines being run on war footing basis to supply coal to power plants”, on October 20.

News 18 English website has published a piece of news based on the tweet of Prakash Javadekar after which the video has become viral across India.

What is the Truth?

The video that Prakash Javadekar shared, claiming that the train is carrying coal is not captured recently during the scarcity of coal. The same video was published in January 2021 on social media.

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A 2-minute video was shared on IRTS Association Twitter handle on January 6, mentioning as, “4 loaded goods train connected for the first time in Korba, Bilaspur Division. Carrying 16000 ton of coal equivalent to 500 trucks, it ran from Korba to Bhilai”. The IRTS operates under the Ministry of Railways. IRTS Association has tweeted the same two-minute video.

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Moreover, a 2.19-minute video was shared on Twitter by the Ministry of Railways on 6th January 2021.

Conclusion

The video tweeted by Central Ex-Minister and BJP MP Prakash Javadekar claiming that, “4 km long rack train with 4 engines being run on war footing basis to supply coal to power plants”, is an old video captured during last January and not a recent one.

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