A video showing a heavily flooded street is being widely shared on social media attributing it to visuals near the Taj Mahal Hotel, Gateway of India amid the recent rains. Let’s verify the claim being made in the post.
Claim: Recent visuals of flooded streets near the Taj Hotel, Gateway to India.
Fact: The video is not related to the 2022 rains. The same video was uploaded on YouTube in 2021. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
After searching the internet with relevant keywords, we found a video on YouTube that shared similar visuals. The video’s title reads ‘Mumbai Rain, Gateway of India, Taj Hotel’, and it was uploaded to YouTube on 23 July 2021.
Further research also led us to another YouTube channel that posted the same video on 19 July 2021. Similar visuals of huge waves crashing on the Gateway of India are shared by multiple media outlets attributing them to Cyclone Tauktae. These reports can be seen here, here. All this indicates that the video is old and is not related to the recent rains and floods.
To sum it up, an old video is being shared as visuals of Taj hotel during the recent Mumbai rains.
Update (12 September 2022):
Another video is also being shared attributing it to visuals near the Taj Mahal Hotel and Gateway of India during Mumbai rains in 2022. However, the same video was uploaded in the CNN-News18 YouTube channel on 17 May 2021, attributing it water flooding near Gateway of India as cyclone Tauktae wrecked havoc.