Himalayan peaks visible from UP’s Saharanpur for second year in a row | Meerut news
Heavy rains due to cyclone, lockout brings AQI below 50, allowing unobstructed view
Meerut: Two days of heavy rain due to Cyclone Tauktae and significantly less vehicular pollution due to the Covid-19 lockdown have once again cleared the air and made visible the Himalayan peaks as far as Saharanpur, 180 km as the fly ‘bird. This happened for the second year in a row. This had already happened after decades in April of last year, when the strict lockdown significantly reduced pollution levels. Also this year, AQI levels were below 50.
“It’s a rare phenomenon that the peaks are visible now. Otherwise, they were visible almost 30 years ago, but even then they weren’t so clear. Later, higher levels of pollution blocked the beautiful view, ”said Dushyant Kumar, an income tax officer who has been stationed in Saharanpur for a year. Kumar captioned the view of the Himalayan peaks with his camera.
Local pediatrician Vivek Banerjee, also keen on wildlife and nature photography, said: “I came to my patio on Thursday afternoon but didn’t have much of a view although I was hoping for a good view. . Then I got a call from Dushyant around 5 p.m. He asked me to go up to the terrace. It was a remarkable sight. In some ways, it was better than last year’s photo we captured.
The photos clicked by the two friends, who live two miles from each other, have gone viral.
Banerjee, who lives on Bijoria Road, was able to get a feel for the entire Inner Himalayan Range.
The two friends worked hard to identify the various peaks visible from their homes. “I spoke to some of my friends in the military, to whom I sent these photos. Additionally, we did some mapping using Google Earth and also calculated the distance. We all came to the conclusion that those peaks were Swargarohini and Bandarpunch, located about 180 km (as the crow flies) from our location, ”Banerjee said.
Swargarohini Mountain is in Uttarakhand’s Uttarakashi District and Bandarpunch is in Hill State’s Garhwal Division.
Last year, the people of Jalandhar were also able to see the Dhauladhar Ranges, at a distance of over 200 km, for the first time in several decades.