The city of Jalandhar may be as curbed as the rest of India in the times of Lockdown, but the residents woke up to a great morning view on 3 April. The mesmerising view Dhauladhar Himalayan range was right in front of their eyes, and the view was astonishingly clear.
This was the lowest level of pollution Jalandhar after 30 years and once again, the mountain view of the range, which is estimated to be around 220km from the city, was right before their eyes. Nature had created a new horizon in the absence of air pollution.
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
Improvement in the air quality index in the industrial north Indian town, a result of almost zero vehicles on the road and all industries shutdown due to pollution, made this sight possible for Jalandhar.
Appparently, going by the reports from residents of Jalandhar, it is after many decades that this sight has been possible. A large population is seeing it for the first time.