Old video of a crowded Udhna railway station is falsely attributed to the BPSC TRE exam in Bihar.

Claim

Bihar huge crowd of candidates from other states for BPSC TRE. Because candidates from other states will become state employees in Bihar. Candidates from Bihar will become masons in other states. #BPSC

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Explanation

The Bihar Public Service Commission Teacher Recruitment Exam (BPSC TRE) 2023 was held from 24 to 26 August 2023 which has led to a mad rush in public places such as railway stations and hotels because of the participation of more than 8.15 lakh students.

Meanwhile, a viral video on X handle purportedly shows a massive crowd and it is claimed that they are from other states and have reached Bihar for the Bihar Public Service Commission Teacher Recruitment Exam (BPSC TRE). This viral video was posted on 7, December 2023. This X handle also mentioned that Bihar people miss their job opportunities because of other state candidates coming to write exams in their state.

The same viral video shared by social media users can be seen here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

What is the truth?

We ran a reverse image search of keyframes and found the actual video posted on News Nation YouTube channel on 24, October 2022. The channel reported that the crowd of passengers at Surat railway station is due to an inadequate railway system.

When searching on Google Maps to verify if the video is from Surat, we found matching locations in Google Maps as well.

Similar news was covered by Times of India on 25, October 2022 with the title “Surat : Festive season triggers huge rush at railway stations.” TOI reported that a huge passenger crowd gathered at Udhna railway station on 24, October 2022 when people travelled to their native place for Diwali and Chhath puja. Thousands of people are seen trying to get onto the train with luggage. Most of the passengers were heading to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

The comparison of the crowd rushing outside the railway station toilet confirms that this viral video is from Udhna railway station. The viral video is 1 year old and is falsely linked to the BPSC TRE exam in Bihar.  

Multiple videos of crowded trains and railway stations were shared earlier with a similar claim. YouTurn fact-checked and published an article on the same.

Read More: Compilation of old and irrelevant crowded videos shared relating them to PET, Uttar Pradesh.

Conclusion

The one-year-old video from Udhna railway station is falsely linked to the Bihar teacher recruitment exam.

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