The residents of Jalandhar were pleasantly surprised to wake up and see the spectacular Dhauladhar mountains located in the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh.
The only surprising fact here is that these mountains are located 200 kms away and probably share only one geographical phenomenon.
Pollution has reduced significantly across the country, especially in North Indian states following the national lockdown imposed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The residents of the district described this as having happened after a period of 30 years.
Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Parveen Kaswan took to Twitter on Friday to share a picture from Jalandhar.
When people of #Jalandhar saw #Dhauladhar range first time ever. Dhualdhar’s mountain ranges lies at a distance of 213 kms from Jalandhar. This is how pollution made us blind !! PC Net. pic.twitter.com/Q0qNmaybJw
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) April 3, 2020
Some other reactions were:
What nature was..
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
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) April 3, 2020
Punjab: Mountain ranges of the #Himalaya can be seen with naked eyes from Lamba Pind area in #Jalandhar as pollution levels come down due to closure of industries & ban on non-essential vehicular movement. #coronavirus
This is approx 200 km away straight
— Hiren Meriya (@Hiren_meriya) April 3, 2020
Cricketer Harbhajan Singh also tweeted a picture of the view.
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
The Air Quality Index due to stubble burning ensured the complete deterioration of the Air Quality Index in Punjab, Delhi-NCT and other states in the previous months.
This comes as a relief to the residents of Jalandhar who expressed their joy.