Amid coronavirus lockdown, the residents of Jalandhar seem to have rediscovered the beauty around the city. All the credit goes to the 21-day lockdown, enforced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi nationwide, to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
For the first time in decades, the Jalandhar-based residents were able to cherish the view of Himachal Pradesh’s Dhauladhar mountain ranges that are 213 km away from the city. Meanwhile, many of the residents were seen recording videos and capturing photographs from the rooftop of their homes. Likewise, few of them went live on Facebook to share their excitement.
The lockdown has led to a drop in air pollution levels which is said to be the main reason behind the spectacle view from Jalandhar. Meanwhile, the senior citizens said that it was almost after a generation that the mountains have become visible from the city.
Himachal Tourism took to Twitter and wrote: “Jalandhar residents have a view of snow-capped mountains. This is with a dramatic dip in Air pollution levels due to lockdown. Senior citizens say it was almost after a generation that the mountains have invisible in the City.”
Courtesy to the 21-day lockdown, around 90 cities, including Delhi, have recorded a drop in air pollution levels in the last few days. India is under the lockdown with around 130 crore people asked to stay at home in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.