The residents of Jalandhar were left "amazed" by the sight of the Dhauladhar mountain range, a part of the Himalayan range in Himachal Pradesh. Sharing the pictures of the "first-ever view" from Jalandhar, its residents thanked the ongoing lockdown for cleaning the air to make it possible.
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.
Many of the Jalandhar residents didn't miss the chance to capture the beauty from their rooftops. Soon, social media was flooded with the majestic views of Dhauladhar range. Have a look at some of the posts:
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
Entire Himalayan range is now visible from Jalandhar, Punjab. Nature at it's best :) pic.twitter.com/MA3x0isc4k— Rajat Sain | ਰਜਤ ਸੈਨ | रजत सैन (@SainRajat) April 3, 2020
What nature was..— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) April 3, 2020
And what we had done to it🙂
This is Dhauladhar mountain range of Himachal , seen after 30 years, from Jalandhar(Punjab) after pollution drops to the lowest level in 30 years. This is approx. 200 km away straight.
Sent by a friend. Don’t know if true🙏 pic.twitter.com/CMPj6qVmjx
Effects of reduced air pollution -Jalandharis (aka Jalandhar residents) getting a glimpse of dhauladhar range 213 Kms-picture courtesy -my neighbour from his rooftop !! pic.twitter.com/UB7KosLS7H— Jaiveer Shergill (@JaiveerShergill) April 3, 2020
Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh also shared the picture of Dhauladhar range from his home rooftop. "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 Earth globe europe-africa.. this is the view," he captioned the picture on Twitter.
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
Though the lockdown has brought the country to a standstill with underprivileged being hit the most, the environment has got a chance to cleanse itself. The outcomes of which are clearly visible. One of the major reasons for clean air is a drastic fall in pollution level as there are fewer vehicles on roads and no industrial work.