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Times Group’s Gujarati portal and Gujarati newspaper Sandesh spread fake news about ‘glitch’ in Ahmedabad metro

It is just fashionable to mock the Gujarat model of development.

Times Groups’ Gujarati portal, “imgujarat” yesterday shared a video of the Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad metro train breaking down on the track. It said that the passengers reached the station after walking on the tracks.

Popular Gujarati newspaper Sandesh, too, published the news mocking the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar metro that how the metro had a ‘glitch’ and passengers were forced to walk on the track.

The tweet, which is in Gujarati, reads, “Ahmedabad Metro fails, passengers left stranded on the bridge”. A video was also shared on social media trying to mock the Gujarat development model.

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However, as reported online portal DeshGujarat.com, the video which is widely in circulation on social media is actually a mock drill carried out by Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) and that the ‘passengers’ were actually GMRC staffers. As per the report, the mock drill was held as per safety manual and was carried out to study possible evacuation in case the train faces such glitch. Gujarati magazine Chitralekha also confirmed that the same was a mock drill.

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