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Video Of ‘Bamboo Airport’ Is From Bengaluru, Not Arunachal’s Donyi Polo Airport

Authors

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

Arunachal Pradesh has added a ‘bamboo airport’ to the state which will be dedicated to the people shortly. One such post is as follows:

Image of tweet claiming the bamboo airport video to be from Arunachal

Archive link of the post can be seen here.

Fact check

A keyword  search for “bamboo airport India” led us to reports on the upcoming inauguration of Terminal 2 in Kempegowda International Airport, and the both of which are due to be inaugurated this month. 

We first began by looking up the Donyi Polo airport, in Arunachal Pradesh, which will be operational soon. We found several reports that carried an image of a bamboo entrance to the airport shaped in the form of a great hornbill spreading its wings. We also found a tweet by the Airports Authority of India that carried the same image, describing the uniqueness of the gates of the upcoming airport.

But other than the image showing the gate of the airport, we found no other reports, videos or images from any credible sources that indicated that the interiors of the airport terminal were also made of bamboo. 

We then looked up reports on Terminal 2 of the Kempegowda International Airport and found several news outlets carrying images similar to the frame seen on the viral video. You can see them here, here and here

Result: False 

Sources

Report published by the NDTV on November 9, 2022
Report published by the India Today, on November 9, 2022
Report published by the ANI, on November 9, 2022
Report published by the Zee news on November 10, 2022

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Authors

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Pankaj Menon
Pankaj Menon
Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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