No, This ‘Water Highway’ Is Not From India, but From China

The video shows the Yongxiu-Wucheng highway from Poyang Lake in Eastern China.

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Edited By :Garima Sadhwani

A video showing vehicles driving on a road which is almost submerged in water is being shared on social media with the claim that this 'water highway' is from India.

However, we found out that this is the Yongxiu-Wucheng highway from China's Jiangxi province. This highway usually gets flooded during the monsoon season.



Along with social media users, Hindi news channel Zee Hindustan's journalist Sumit Chaudhary also shared the same video claiming that the highway is in India.

The video shows the Yongxiu-Wucheng highway from Poyang Lake in Eastern China.

An archive can be seen here

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Similar claims can be seen here, here, and here.



On conducting a reverse image search on some of the keyframes of the video, we came across a tweet by Chinese state-affiliated media Beautiful China from 10 June 2021.

The tweet carried the same viral video and mentioned the road to be a section of China's Yongxiu-Wucheng highway that is submerged under water.

Taking a cue, we performed a keyword search using 'Yongxiu-Wucheng Road, China' and found another tweet by a Chinese state-affiliated media organisation, People's Daily, which carried a similar video of the highway.

It also stated that this highway becomes an underwater road after the water level rises in the Poyang Lake which is China's largest freshwater lake situated in east China's Jiangxi province.

We found similar shots of the road submerged underwater on the photo-stock website Alamy.

Next, we also found similar photos of the Yongxiu highway located on Poyang lake on Google maps which confirmed the location to be China.

The video shows the Yongxiu-Wucheng highway from Poyang Lake in Eastern China.

Poyang lake on Google maps.

(Source: Google maps/Screenshot)

Clearly, an old video of China's highway was falsely linked to India.

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