Nature & Environment
Himalayas visible from India thanks to lockdown
By T.K. Randall
April 10, 2020 · 6 comments
The coronavirus lockdown has its perks. Image Credit: Twitter / Abbu Pandit @abbu_pandit
Low pollution levels due to the coronavirus lockdown have revealed views not seen in several decades.
If there's one positive thing to have come from the coronavirus pandemic, it's the significant global reduction in pollution levels as factories stop operating and city streets lie empty.
While there's no denying that lower pollution levels are a good thing for the environment, residents in India this week have highlighted another unexpected benefit - crystal clear views of the Himalayas.
According to reports, people in some regions are now able to see the mountain tops of the Himalayas in the distance for the first time in 30 years.
For some of the younger residents, it is the first time they have ever seen such a view.
Social media has since been awash with photographs of the spectacle.
"We can see the snow-covered mountains clearly from our roofs," said Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal . "And not just that, stars are visible at night. I have never seen anything like this in recent times."
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