Fact check: Viral video does not show damaged Bundelkhand expressway, is shows Kaliasot bridge near Bhopal
This video is being shared widely on Facebook with caption in Hindi "पहली बरसात में ही बुंदेलखंड एक्सप्रेस-वे के हालात..लगता है ड्रोन की बैटरी ख़राब है...फलाने फलाने है तो सब मुमकिन है
A video of a bridge damaged severely is in circulation with the claim that it shows Bundelkhand Expressway which was inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister recently. The bridge seen in the video is severely collapsed on one side.
This video is being shared widely on Facebook with caption in Hindi "पहली बरसात में ही बुंदेलखंड एक्सप्रेस-वे के हालात..लगता है ड्रोन की बैटरी ख़राब है...फलाने फलाने है तो सब मुमकिन है #Vip बाले अब लगाओ स्टेटस पर #बघेल____________साहब". When translated claims "Condition of Bundelkhand Expressway in the first rain itself..Looks like the drone's battery is bad...Everything is possible if you want to do it this way.. #Vip people now put on status #बघेल____________साहब"
The claim that the viral video shows Bundelkhand Expressway is False. This is a bridge on the Kaliasot river near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
When the keyframes extracted from the video are searched using Google reverse image search, we found that the video shows Kaliasot bridge on Kaliasot River near Bhopal.
According to an article published in the Times of India, A 40-meter stretch of retaining wall and a part of the road on a newly-built bridge near Mandideep on NH-12 connecting Bhopal with Jabalpur had caved in. Built barely a year ago, it could not take the very first water release from Kaliasot dam this season.
Here is another article that explains the same.
Even though, the recently constructed Bundelkhand Expressway was also damaged due to rains. Here are the reports which show the visuals of the damage.
Therefore, the viral video does not show the damage to the recently inaugurated Bundelkhand expressway. The video shows the Kaliasot bridge near Bhopal. The claim is FALSE.