India is in lockdown until April 15 and the city of Punjab saw the most drastic effect of air pollution reduction.
The picturesque snow-clad mountain range was visible for the first time in Jalandhar on Friday, over a week since the lockdown was imposed on the midnight of March 24.
The Dhauladhar mountain range, part of the Himalayan range in Himachal Pradesh, became visible in Jalandhar after years as pollution dipped across Punjab.
As more and more residents laid eyes on the entire Himalayan range from their rooftops, social media was filled with some delightful images.
Low pollution due to Coronavirus lockdown leads to Himalayas being visible from my sister’s terrace in Jalandhar, Punjab. Never before have they seen this view from home. Truly amazed! pic.twitter.com/kIseTDzzYM— Saumya Sharma (@saumyasharma711) April 3, 2020
"Jalandhar sees Himalayas"— Digumarti Bhaskara Rao (@DrDBhaskaraRao) April 4, 2020
Himalayas have started to be visible from Jalandhar (distance of may be from 200kms to 300kms). This has never happened in the lifetime of present generations. pic.twitter.com/4jUWEq1qlL
This was the view from our rooftop at home in Punjab India. For the first time in almost 30 years could clearly see the Himalayas due to India’s lockdown clearing air pollution. Just amazing! 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/WmWZYQ68lC— Manjit K Kang #StayHomeSaveLives (@KangManjit) April 3, 2020
Ace Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh took to his twitter to express his joy about the same.
Never seen Dhauladar range from my home rooftop in Jalandhar..never could imagine that’s possible..clear indication of the impact the pollution has done by us to Mother Earth 🌍.. this is the view pic.twitter.com/laRzP8QsZ9— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 3, 2020
Indeed it was a sight to behold for all the punjab residents and its something to cherish forever....