Varthur Lake: After heavy rain, chemical ‘snowfall’ in Bengaluru
BENGALURU: Pre-Monsoon showers provide a much needed respite Bengaluréens in a difficult summer. However, the rain only adds to the problems of those who live near the lakes of the city. The heavy rains that hit the city during the last week resulted in the enamelled Varthur Lake. With toxic foam spread over the main road at Whitefield, passengers struggled to negotiate traffic Saturday and Sunday.
Pravir B, a member of the Whitefield Rising group, said the wire mesh erected on the edge of the lake along the Whitefield main road had prevented the foam from entering the streets until the rain made the condition worse. “We noticed a foam on the road on Saturday morning.There is a mesh on one side of the road where no foam was lost.But the winds have led to a foam explosion on the other side of the lake and Entering the road, which in fact alters between the foam in the helmets and makes contact with the skin, “he added.
The unbearable smell of the lake has only added to the evils of travelers and residents. “The foam also connected a hospital and a nearby mall,” the residents said.
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Images and videos of Varthur Lake foam were posted on various social media platforms, and many citizens criticize civilian agencies for their inability to solve a recurring problem. Despite the mesh traps and limited foam in the streets, the foam continues to enter the village Varthur. On Saturday morning, the Commissioner of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), Rakesh Singh, made a routine inspection of Varthur Lake.
“Varthur Kodi Junction is a very crowded place, and everyone is affected by the foam. Remember that it would happen, given the fact that pollution due to pollution Of the lake was carried out has not been addressed, “Pravir said.
Subramanyapura lake continues
While Bellandur and Varthur lakes have been in the news of the foam, and even catch fire, other bodies of water in the city joined the list of contaminated lakes in Bangalore.
Residents living around the lake near Subramanyapura Uttarahalli in south Bangalore were surprised to see the west side of the lake foaming Saturday morning.
We have identified about 20 industries and apartment complexes near the lake, and I intend to meet with representatives of these institutions Wednesday. I want to ensure that we follow the example of Bellandur ensuring that all STP and industries are inspected regularly by our agents in Vrishabhavathy Valley. Let’s take this very seriously. ”
The state of our lakes goes from bad to worse. The agglomeration of Varthur Lake is alarming.
Lake Subramanyapura is a new addition to this list. It exposes the failure of the Authority for the conservation and development of KSPCB Karnataka lake and the protection of our lakes against industrial pollution. Each lake is used to discharge construction debris and solid waste. The whole town gathered to recover Bengaluréens lakes under Bangalou united. We will not rest until our lakes are restored to their pristine glory.