Watch: Toxic ‘snow’ from Bengaluru’s Lake Varthur spills onto the road
Foam on Bengaluru’s Varthur lake is recurrent phenomena.Updated: May 29, 2017 14:07 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Close on the heels of the pre-monsoon showers, Bengaluru is now tackling a one-of-a-kind snowfall.
The recent showers in the city have led to foaming of the Varthur lake once again. Foam on the Varthur lake is recurrent phenomena in the city, however this time it spilled onto the Whitefield Main Road.
Locals have also complained about the unbearable stink coming from the froth. “Can’t walk as toxic foam settles on skin, can’t drive as it settles on windscreen. The government seems to have no solution to this problem,” a resident told ANI.
The pictures and videos have been posted by the locals on social media, with many criticising the civic bodies for the utter disorder.
Last year in April, the froth on the lake had caused a traffic jam. More recently, on May 7, the city’s Bellandur lake caught fire. The resulting thick smog surrounded the heavily-polluted lake, making it difficult for the passers-by to breathe.
(With ANI inputs)
First Published: May 29, 2017 12:55 IST