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UP glimpses Himalayan Peaks for second consecutive year; PICS viral

Photos and videos clicked by three residents of the town have gone viral on social media - two of them are doctors while one is a government employee.

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Published on 21 May 2021 5:44 AM GMT

UP glimpses Himalayan Peaks for second consecutive year; PICS viral
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 Himalayas visible again in Saharanpur (PC: Dr Vivek Banerjee) 

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Lucknow: The positives from the COVID-19 lockdown are multiplying, and most have to do with the air clearing up because people are staying indoors. For the second year in a row, snow-clad Himalayas were visible from western Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur town, as Covid induced restrictions and rainy weather combined to make the peaks visible from the town which is situated hundreds of kilometers away.

Photos and videos clicked by three residents of the town have gone viral on social media - two of them are doctors while one is a government employee.

Himalayas Seen From UP Town

"It is a rare sight. We saw the peaks of the greater Himalayas towards the north of Saharanpur after the clouds cleared up following two days of rain. It was a clear sight. Around 30-40 years ago one could see it every day but now because of increased pollution one can rarely see them. All of us amateur photographers were delighted when we saw the peaks," Vivek Bannerjee, a Saharanpur based doctor whose photos have been widely shared said in a statement

Dr Bannerjee's photos were also shared on twitter by Sanjay Kumar, a UP cadre IAS officer passionate about photography.

"What a fabulous view of snowclad Upper Himalayas more than 150 kms from Saharanpur city. Two days of heavy rains across North India after Cyclone Tauktae landfall ensured all pollution in air, mist and haze is gone," Mr Kumar said in his tweet.

Earlier in the first week of April 2020, news had emerged that people in Jalandhar, Punjab were able to catch a glimpse of the majestic Dhauladhar Mountain Range located in Himachal Pradesh from their rooftops. It had been an exciting time for the residents as the view had been obscured by smog for a very very long time.

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