The residents of Sarahanpur woke up to a stunning view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks a few days ago. Saharanpur is located about 120 miles away from the Himalayan mountains. It was thanks to a drop in pollution that the mountain was visible from certain parts in India where they weren’t before.
Snow clad mountains of Himalaya got visible again in Saharanpur today. The city had a clearer sky after severe thunderstorm and heavy rains. Dr Vivek Banerjee, a paediatrician in the city captured and shared these beautiful moments this afternoon. #lockdowneffect @IshitaBhatiaTOI pic.twitter.com/YnZaCiXtSK
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The photos were captured by Dr Vivek Banerjee. They went viral after Indian Forest Services officers Ramesh Pandey and Parveen Kaswan shared them on twitter. “Pollution made us blind. See how people of Sarahanpur are now able to see hills of Yamnotri and Gangotri from their houses,” wrote Kaswan.
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“It was truly a rare sight. People in Saharanpur haven’t had such a clear view of snow-capped peaks in the past decades,” said Saharanpur divisional commissioner Sanjay Kumar.