A high-speed prepare emerges from a tunnel. Adjoining to it, heavy automobiles pace previous on busy roads. What seems to be an odd sight is made particular due to its bodily location — beneath a mighty tempestuous river.

That is what the proposed underwater tunnel being constructed below the Brahmaputra river in Assam is projected to seem like, or no less than that’s what a viral picture on social media claims.

“Underwater street and railway line, that is stated to be a 14 km lengthy tunnel constructed below the Brahmaputra river in Assam. That is the brand new India,” a tweet that carried the picture boasts.

The India At present Anti Pretend Information Struggle Room (AFWA) discovered the declare was deceptive. This was a graphical depiction of the Fehmarn Belt Mounted Hyperlink or the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel, an immersed tunnel system that may hyperlink the German island of Fehmarn with the Danish island of Lolland. The tunnel system continues to be below development.

A plan is in place

India’s first underwater road-rail tunnel is about to be constructed throughout the Brahmaputra. Based on information stories, the Rs 7,000 crore mission is the brainchild of the Railway Ministry, the Street Transport Ministry and the Border Street Organisation (BRO). A primary of its sort in India, the tunnel will probably be 9.8 kilometres lengthy and serve each civilian and strategic functions, a Might report in The Federal stated.

A Occasions of India report stated the proposed mission will include three parallel tunnels — one for street, one other for rail, and the third one for emergency use. It will likely be constructed utilizing tunnel boring machines and will absorb extra of two years to finish.

So, the tunnel mission is actual. However is the picture that’s being shared displaying the identical mission?

However does it seem like this?

A reverse search of the picture returned ends in a lot. The web site for World Highways journal used the picture in a June 2017 report on the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel — an underwater tunnel between Denmark and Germany that’s nonetheless below work. Constructed below the European Union’s Trans European Community (TEN-T) programme, the 18 km-long immersed tunnel mixed street and rail hyperlink connecting the Baltic Sea areas of Germany and Denmark, the report stated.

A web site referred to as TricksFast additionally used the identical picture in a July 2021 article in regards to the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel.

The picture was additionally used on the first web page of a doc by an organisation referred to as Tunnel Engineering Consultants (TEC) that referred to as Fehmarnbelt “the world’s longest immersed tunnel.”

Extra particulars of the bold mission may be seen within the video beneath.


India At present has debunked related claims earlier than that wrongly attributed European tunnels to approaching tasks from different elements of the world.

Thus, we concluded that whereas a tunnel system below the Brahmaputra river in Assam has been proposed, the picture shared has nothing to do with it — it’s of a European tunnel that’s nonetheless below development.

(With inputs from Adarsh Singh in New Delhi)

DeclareThat is what the proposed underwater road-rail tunnel that may span the Brahmaputra river in Assam will seem like.ConclusionWhereas India’s first underwater road-rail tunnel throughout the Brahmaputra is within the works, this picture is unrelated to the mission. It exhibits the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel — an under-construction underwater tunnel between Denmark and Germany.


The variety of crows determines the depth of the lie.

  • 1 Crow: Half True
  • 2 Crows: Principally lies
  • 3 Crows: Completely false


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