Light showers that came as a respite to the whole of Bengaluru, became a bane to the residents of Bellandur. While the burning sun is raising a stink from the heavily polluted Bellandur lake, the light showers resulted in the froth on Sunday and Monday. Despite a temporary grill that the civic authorities have erected near the lake, froth flew past the grill and landed on commuters using the stretch of road near the lake.
Unchecked affluents continue to choke the already dying lake of Bellandur with civic authorities doing precious little to clean or revive it. The recent video of foam flying into the face of citizens comes days after a video of the lake on fire went viral. Each time a frothing incident takes place, the government including the civic authorities and district in-charge minister make fresh promises, none of which have materialised.
Taking note of the cringeworthy state of the lake, the national green tribunal has asked Karnataka government to file replies on a PIL that was filed. The Namma Bengaluru Foundation, a civic NGO had impleaded that the fire incident in February was not a lone incident and several instances of major or minor fire had been reported from the lake due to the burning of solid municipal waste, garbage in the lake catchment.