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Ayodhya railway station isn’t getting that plush a makeover. Viral image is from 2009 report

Ayodhya is getting a revamped railway station, which is currently under construction. However, the viral claim about its new look is false.

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New Delhi: A digitally created photograph of a plush railway station is being circulated on several social media platforms, with the false claim that it is the look of the revamped under-construction Ayodhya railway station. The original photo is on the cover page of a 2009 report by the Indian Railways.

Several users shared the image on microblogging site Twitter, with different captions. One called the new station akin to Paris, while another said the station could be confused for one in the US, China or Japan. The tweets received 709 and 534 retweets, respectively.


Some others have shared about the “development” on Facebook as well. 

A decade-old photo

The 2009 report, on the Railways Vision for 2020, was presented to the Parliament by then railways minister Mamata Banerjee.

“Vision 2020 aims at considerably enhancing the Indian Railways’ contribution to the national goal of achieving double-digit GDP growth rate on a sustainable basis,” the report had said.

Earlier this month, the construction of the revamped railway station in the Uttar Pradesh town of Ayodhya was inspected by a parliamentary standing committee. According to Divisional Railway Manager S.K. Sapra, 70 per cent of phase one of the project, which is scheduled to be ready by year-end, is complete. 

According to a PTI report, the railway station has been modelled on the Ram temple being built in the town. The station will have 10 platforms.

In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer.

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