A picture of a bridge over a highway connecting two forests is doing the rounds on social media. It has been claimed that the picture is of India’s first animal bridge constructed on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
The Facebook caption read, “India’s First Animal Bridges In Delhi-Mumbai Expressway To Protect Animals From Getting Hit.
Thanks PM @#narendramodi ji and @#nitin_gadkari ji”
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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be misleading.
On putting the first picture through Google Reverse Image Search, we found the same picture on Mongabay dated July 26, 2017, claiming to be from Singapore.
The picture description read, “The Eco-Link@BKE as seen from the air. Photo credit: National Parks Board, Singapore.”
Further, on running the second picture through Google Reverse Image Search, we found the same picture on All Things Interesting dated May 27, 2019, claiming that the picture of the tree-covered pass is from Singapore.
On comparing the social media picture, Google Maps picture and Street View, we can clearly see that the picture is from Singapore.
Earlier also NewsMobile has debunked the same picture claiming to be from the Netherlands.
Hence with the help of the above information, it is clear that the picture of a bridge over a highway connecting two forests is from Singapore and NOT from India.
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