Fact Check: Here's the truth behind this road sign stating fuel price hike

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A picture of a roadside signboard is doing the rounds on social media that slams the government over the hike in fuel prices.

The text in Hindi read: “पेट्रोल 80 ₹ लीटर चिल्ड बियर 80 ₹ | मर्ज़ी आपकी झूम लो ये घूम लो”
(Translation: “Petrol 80 ₹ litre. CHILD BEER 80 ₹)

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NewsMobile fact-checked the above picture and found it to be FAKE.
On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we found the original picture in several reports attributed to news wire PTI. (Another report can be seen here)

As we can see, the original picture has actual directions written on it. As per the caption, the picture of the signage was taken at Delhi’s Lok Kalyan Marg.

In the above FAKE vs REAL collage, it is clear that the original picture was manipulated using photo editing software to create a false narrative.
Hence, the above information proves that the picture in question is morphed.

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