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Fact Check: This viral video is not related to Kashedi Tunnel, originally from kerala

In the investigation of Vishvas News, the viral claim about Mumbai Kashedi tunnel turned out misleading. Viral video of Kuthiran Tunnel in Kerala is being shared on social media with misleading claims.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: July 1, 2022

New Delhi (Vishvas News): A video of bike riders entering a tunnel is viral on social media. The video is shared on social media with a claim that this is the newly opened Kashedi tunnel on the Mumbai-Goa highway. The viral claim proved to be misleading in the investigation of Vishvas News. That video is of Kuthiran Tunnel in Kerala. Which is being shared on social media with false claims.

Claim :

Facebook user Vishal Yashwant Nayak shared this video and wrote, “Newly opened Kashedi Tunnel on Mumbai Goa highway.”

The archived version of the post can be viewed here.

Investigation :

To know the truth of the viral video, we extracted several grabs of the video and searched them through Google reverse image. We found this video on a Twitter account named Indian Roadie. It was uploaded on 7 August 2021. Caption reads, KuthiranTunnel on #NH47 connecting Palakkad and Thrissur opened in early August 2021. #IndianRoadieInfrastructureProjects

On the basis of the information received, we searched on Google through some keywords. We got some pictures of this tunnel uploaded on the official Twitter handle of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Which is exactly like the tunnel seen in the viral video.

During investigation, we found the video of Kuthiran Tunnel uploaded on the official Twitter handle of Prasar Bharati News on August 1, 2021. The same scenes of the tunnel can be seen in this video as well, which are present in the viral video. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also shared the video of Kuthiran Tunnel.

For more information, we reached out to journalist Jackson Gomez from Kerala. Shared the viral video with him. He told us that the video is from the Kuthiran Tunnel in Kerala. This tunnel connects Palakkad and Thrissur city.

Vishvas News, in the last phase of the investigation, conducted a background check on the profile that shared the viral post. We found that the user has 3,244 friends on Facebook. Vishal Yashwant Nayak is a resident of Mumbai.

Conclusion: In the investigation of Vishvas News, the viral claim about Mumbai Kashedi tunnel turned out misleading. Viral video of Kuthiran Tunnel in Kerala is being shared on social media with misleading claims.

  • Claim Review : Newly opened *Kashedi Tunnel* on Mumbai Goa highway.
  • Claimed By : Vishal Yashwant Nayak
  • Fact Check : Misleading
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