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Thursday, April 9, 2020

April 09, 2020
The Himalayas are visible in parts of India 125 miles away for the first time in 30 years after coronavirus saw pollution levels drop across the country

  • The Asian mountain range can now be seen more than 125 miles away in the Jalandhar district of Punjab
  • Residents say the air has cleared because of the country's 21-day lockdown, which was imposed on March 24
  • They flocked to social media and posted pictures of the snow-topped mountains taken from their rooftops
The Himalayas have become visible from parts of India for the first time in 30 years. 
Pollution levels across much of the country - infamous for its dirty air - have dropped sharply amid the country's lockdown as it tackles coronavirus.
Locals from the Jalandhar district in Punjab, nearly 125 miles away from the Himalayas, flocked to social media and shared impressive images of the snow-capped mountains.
The mountain range is home to more than 110 peaks, including Mount Everest, and has elevations of 24,000ft