No, Adani group doesn’t own Pune Junction; Fact Check

An image of a Platform Ticket Of Pune Railway Junction purportedly owned by Adani group is making rounds. It has ben shared by users on twitter and WhatsApp with a message: “Adani Railway, Railway Ab Hamari Niji Sampati Hai” [Now Railways are the property of Adani group.]

Pune Junction platform ticket

It may be recalled that the context of the message relates to the government’s recent move to privatisation of the rialways, along with other major Public Sector Units. Some other users have changed the caption with different claims such as “गरीब और मध्यम वर्गीय लोगों की पंहुच से दूर हुआ भारतीय रेल” [Indian Railways has been taken away from the poor and middle class people now.]

Here are some such claims:

Fact Check

When Digiteye India team checked on Google Reverse Image Search, the results showed that image has been doing rounds since August 2020, when Indian Railways increased the ticket price to Rs.50. Here’s one such platform ticket.

In March 2020, following the coronavirus outbreak, the Central Railways  has increased the platform ticket price to rs.50 and here is a communication to the effect officially. A spokesperson of the Railways defended the move to stop the unnecessary crowding at the railway station, especially to avoid crowds from gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Changing the image with caption “Adani Railway, Railway Ab Hamari Niji Sampati Hai” printed on it, the new image is being shared in the context of privatisation of PSUs. It claims that the Railways is owned by Adani group, which is not true.

Conclusion:

The government has not announced any privatisation of railway junctions so far as claimed in the claim. Our rating of the claim is Totally False.

About Arun Nag

Arun is with Digiteye India since the beginning as the main source for re-writing stories and for re-checking the facts and images. He writes on general and political issues. He can be reached at admin@digiteye.in or softmediahub@gmail.com

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