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HoaXposed: Image of a Shanghai bridge is being shared as bridge in Varanasi on Facebook, Twitter

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FB post claims Modi govt has built a new bridge in Varanasi, using a photo of Nanpu bridge in Shanghai.

A Facebook post has claimed that the Modi government has built a new bridge in Godowlia, Varanasi,  fulfilling one of Prime Minister’s promises to transform his constituency into a Kyoto-like city. However, the image shared is that of the Nanpu Bridge in Shanghai.



Nanpu Bridge | YouTube screengrab

The caption points out that the Prime Minister was elected to the Lok Sabha from Varanasi, and that he has fulfilled his promise of developing the city along the lines of Kyoto, Japan, in just two years.

The post urges people to share it so that people will stop criticising Prime Minister Modi’s achievements, and that “secular media” will never show development of this kind.

It has been shared on Facebook over 23,000 times, and has also been shared with the same caption on Twitter.

The post was originally shared by a Facebook user named R.S. Nagar, who has shared other posts on Facebook in support of Prime Minister Modi.

The Nanpu Bridge is one of the main bridges in Shanghai, and was opened to the public in 1991. It carries seven lanes and crosses the Huangpu River, becoming the first bridge to do so from central Shanghai. The cable-stayed bridge was designed through collaboration by several Chinese institutes like the Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute and the Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute. It has two main towers and double cable plains, resembling the letter ‘H’. The bridge was mainly financed by the Asian Development Bank, and cost about CNY 820 million.

The  bridge is responsible for rapid ongoing development in the Pudong district, situated across the river. It has a sister bridge in Shanghai, which is the slightly longer Yangpu Bridge.

This article is in collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer. 

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