Soon after the inauguration of a new airport in Arunachal Pradesh, a video has been making rounds in social media claiming that it was amazing with all new amenities and decoration.
The claim said, “Arunachal Pradesh added this Airport to the state mostly made from BAMBU, Wow… Can’t believe it… They are doing it here in India. Amazing Bharat,” and the 44-second clip claimed visual images of the new airport terminal with decorations suspended from the ceiling.
No!! This is not any European Airport!!
ARUNACHAL PRADESH HAS ADDED THIS AIRPORT TO NATIONAL ASSETS…mostly made from *Bamboo*. Will be dedicated to Nation by our PM Modi shortly.
— BhikuMhatre (@MumbaichaDon) November 9, 2022
The narrative coincided the inauguration of Donyi Polo Airport in Itanagar, the capital of the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh on November 19, 2022 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A simple reverse image search on Google showed similar ceiling images seen in videos earlier pertaining to the new terminal inaugurated as part of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru on November 16, 2022. The official tweets of the Bengaluru airport are shared on Twitter here and here and the new terminal 2 was inaugurated by PM Modi on November 11, 2022.
The Terminal 2 (T2) is a dedication to the beautiful city of Bengaluru and will soon be open for you to go on a journey of surprises. We look forward to making your journey memorable through #BLRAirport. #T2atBLRAirport pic.twitter.com/xSrGHv7PgV
— BLR Airport (@BLRAirport) November 16, 2022
In fact, the Twitter account of the new airport in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, shared original images of the terminal on October 19, 2022 as shown here. Though bamboo decorative products were used, the claim, howeverr, has been wrongly attributed. Hence, a false claim.
Adding aesthetic look to the new airport
— AAI-Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar (@aaihollongi) October 19, 2022
Claim: Beautiful images of new Arunachal Pradesh airport inaugurated by PM recently.
Conclusion: Bengaluru Terminal 2 images used as those of new Arunachal Pradesh airport.
Rating: Misrepresentation —