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Watch scenic aerial views of Mumbai during coronavirus lockdown

As the COVID-19 lockdown has brought Mumbai to a halt, we take viewers on an aerial tour with the help of a drone.

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India has been in a state of lockdown since 25th March 2020. With severe measures being taken to stop the coronavirus pandemic, people are confined to the four walls of their house and advised strict social distancing. Major metros like Mumbai which are usually bustling with life on the streets have given way to peace and quiet.

To restrict large populations to their homes for such long periods is a rare and historic event. We decided to make the most of the COVID-19 situation and take an aerial tour of the city with the help of a drone.  With hours of daily travel now down to only a few steps at home and the constant hustle of millions of people reduced to a deafening silence, Mumbai city is seen in a whole new light.

Contrary to expectations of an eerie, doomsday like feel, the footage we captured was scenic, calming and a pleasant change. It took away the noise, crowds and chaos and portrayed Mumbai in a beautiful, untouched way, just like Bombay would have been a few decades ago.

The video takes the viewers on a journey from South Bombay's iconic locations to the streets of Dadar and finally to Mumbai's newest landmark the Sea Link. In this drone shoot, we feature some of Mumbai's key areas like CST, Churchgate, Crawford Market, Flora-Fountain, Marine Drive, Nariman Point, Wankhede Stadium, Giragaum Chowpatty, Dadar, Shivaji Park, Siddhivinayak temple, Shiv Sena Bhavan, Dadar railway station, Bandra reclamation and the Sea-Link.

Here are the best pictures captured from above:

Bandra reclamation and the Sea LinkStunning sunset over the Sea LinkMarine DriveMarine Drive and Nariman PointUnique view of Shivaji Park and beyondFrom Dadar to BandraIconic Wankhede StadiumWestern suburbs of Mumbai as seen from Bandra reclamationDadar TT circleSouth Bombay's Cuffe Parade, Backbay and beyond

We would like to thank the Mumbai Police for authorizing this shoot.

To follow the in-depth news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic visit https://www.mumbailive.com/en/liveupdates/coronavirus-covid-19-live-updates
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