For the first in time in three decades, the snow capped peaks of Gangotri at an aerial distance of 200km have become visible from Saharanpur as the air quality index dipped below 50 here. The people of Saharanpur got an incentive from the nature when they woke up to the beautiful sight of the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Himalayas for the first time in 30 years.
Officials said the aerial distance between the peaks and Saharanpur was about 200 km. “It was truly a rare sight. People in Saharanpur haven’t had such a clear view of snow-capped peaks in the past decade,” said Saharanpur Divisional Commissioner Sanjay Kumar.
In the first week of April, Jalandhar residents were surprised when they woke up to see Himachal Pradesh’s Dhauladhar mountain from their rooftops.
There is no doubt that the grim realities of how the world is battling a virus that has taken the lives of many have been devastating but there has been one positive outcome – Nature is prospering