Due to the nationwide lockdown courtesy of the Coronavirus Pandemic, there has been a tremendous drop in the air pollution level, which is one of the reasons that the people of Jalandhar are able to see the snow-capped Himachal mountain ranges for the first time in decades. The lofty mountain range is situated Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra District to Mandi. As per the senior citizens, it is almost after a generation; the mountains are visible to the naked eyes from the city.
It is not less than a dream that people of the city have rediscovered the scenic beauty around the city thanks to the 21 days lockdown enforced by the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to control the propagate of the novel coronavirus.
It is for the first time in decades; the residents are able to view the Himachal Pradesh’s Dhauladhar mountain ranges that are approximately 213 km away from the city. Considering the generation was first time able to see such a spectacle, the residents were seen taking the photos and videos of the ranges from the rooftop of their houses. Many of them went live on Facebook to share their excitement.
The main reason for viewing such a great spectacle is due to the dramatic drop in the levels of air pollution is due to the lockdown. Even the senior citizens were happy to see such great spectacle as this had happened almost after a generation, and the mountains were visible from the city.
Even the Himachal Tourism tweeted through its official handle stating, “Jalandhar residents have a view of snow-capped mountains. This is with a remarkable dip in air pollution levels due to lockdown. Senior citizens say it was nearly after a generation that the mountains have been visible in the City,”
In the past few days, over 90 cities, including Delhi, have recorded minimal air pollution.
Even celebrities like Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh also shared a picture of the Dhauladhar range from his rooftop in Jalandhar.
Many photos of the spectacular view of snow-capped Dhauladhar ranges were shared in the various social platforms by citizens.