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Is it the flattened wheel of Vande Bharat train?


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Rail wheels launched by Modi 5 days ago crushed.

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An image of the iron wheel with the claim that the Vande Bharat train launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is jammed and flattened is going viral on social media. It is being criticized that the wheels of the train have never been flattened so far and that Vande Bharat is an exception. The posts can be seen here and here.

What is the truth?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Vande Bharat train from Gujarat to Maharashtra on September 30. The Vande Bharat train collided with cows twice in its first week after inauguration. The nose of the train was slightly damaged and became controversial.

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The Vande Bharat train from Delhi to Varanasi was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi in 2019. The wheel of this train jammed while nearing Varanasi on October 8. Passengers were deboarded and shifted to another train. This led to criticism of the ruling government due to the constant damage and breakdowns of Vande Bharat trains.

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Meanwhile, a photo is circulated widely claiming that the jammed wheel of the Vande Bharat train was flattened.

When the viral photo was reverse searched, it was revealed that this photo has been circulating on the internet since 2013. And this photo has been posted on many websites as a satire.

Although the Vande Bharat train running from Delhi to Varanasi suffered jammed wheels on October 8, it is found that the viral photo circulating on social media is not the wheel of the Vande Bharat train.


In our search, the viral photo claimed as Vande Bharat train’s flattened wheels is fake. It is not Vande Bharat Rail. It is known that the photo has been circulating on the internet since 2013.

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