Recently, Piyush Goyal, the current Minister of Railways & Coal showed off the new Train 18 by posting a video on Twitter that sparked controversy on the internet.
Posting on Twitter, he compared the train to Superman, well, almost.
It’s a bird…It’s a plane…Watch India’s first semi-high speed train built under ‘Make in India’ initiative, Vande Bharat Express zooming past at lightening speed. pic.twitter.com/KbbaojAdjO— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 10, 2019
Some users noticed how the video looks oddly meddled with, saying the video seemed sped up. Suspecting him of doctoring the video, people on Twitter called him out on increasing the video speed before posting it.
Goyal ji, you should consider calling it ‘Feku Express’https://t.co/lhf1kmF2pm— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) February 10, 2019
Nice video.But video has been edited to make in fast forward mode to make it look super fast.But still proud of train 18🇮🇳— Ravitheja kandalam (@UrsRavitheja) February 10, 2019
I think anyone with common sense is enough to tell that video has been edited.Having said that,check YouTube and you’ll find lots of videos of t18 running at 180kmph and it doesn’t look like this.!— Ravitheja kandalam (@UrsRavitheja) February 10, 2019
Spiderman stopping the Train 18 or Vandemataram express… pic.twitter.com/VNig5tM4jE— Jitendra (@hydbadshah) February 10, 2019
pic.twitter.com/nDschwzSic— Saral Patel (@SaralPatel) February 10, 2019
Editing was very good in my opinion!— Dhananjay Bhosale (@Dhananjay_Tech) February 10, 2019
Speed of bullet train 320 kmphSpeed of train 18(max) 180 kmphWho needs bullet train when we have govt that can make normal train faster than bullet train— Ameer Suhaib🌈 (@as21071998) February 10, 2019
We wonder if the train has heat-vision.