February 23, 2018

Claim: पहले की सरकार में जिस स्पीड से रेलवे लाइनों को ब्रॉड गेज में बदला जा रहा था, आज उससे दोगुनी रफ्तार से रेल लाइनों को ब्रॉड गेज में बदला जा रहा है: PM

(Today, the rail lines are being converted into broad gauge at twice the pace under the previous government.)

Fact: False. Broad gauge conversion is 7% faster under the current government, not twice as fast as the PM claimed.

Link: https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/status/967054250453884928

Explanation: Between 2007 and 2011, 3,628 km of gauge conversion was completed, according to data from an answer in the Lok Sabha, which makes for a completion rate of 726 km per year. Under the current government, 2,337 km of broad gauge conversion was completed between 2014 and 2016–that is, 779 km per year, or 7% faster–not twice as fast, as the PM claimed.