It’s been two decades, but no definitive action has been taken to save Bellandur, the largest lake in Bengaluru.
It took just a few days of rains and the lake infamous for its pollution has started spewing froth again.
According to a report by TOI, toxic froth could be seen rising from the lake since Saturday. Later, on Sunday, froth even crossed the fence installed by civic authorities and spilled all over the road.
Talking to TOI, one of the residents, who frequently uses the road adjoining the lake, said:
“Civic authorities installed a fence to prevent froth from entering the road. But whenever wind speed increases, froth spills on to the road, irking road users.”
Regular dumping of untreated sewage in the lake causes it to froth so heavily that the foam is seen on nearby roads. Often, flames are also seen leaping off the water.
People have been sharing pictures and videos of the lake on Twitter, demanding action from civic authorities.
Despite newly installed sluice gates with much fanfare by BDA and commitment by GoK to #NGT, with just a little rain, #BellandurLake froths again. No changes on ground.@DrParameshwara @hd_kumaraswamy @WFRising @kdevforum @BellandurJothge @ShivAroor @TOIIndiaNews @DeccanHerald pic.twitter.com/2p24mvMpcK— Sonali Singh (@sonali_singh) April 20, 2019
Much awaited snow in Bangalore has arrived. #sigh #BellandurLake https://t.co/8MVNOkzKvO— Madhu KR (@madhukr) April 21, 2019
Even if I froth and I die.— Bellandur Lake (@Bellandur_Lake) April 22, 2019
No Matter how much people scream and cry.
Politician will shed crocodile tears
Curing and helping me will take years
Money is what they will all make.
Die @Bellandur_Lake, Die @Bellandur_Lake pic.twitter.com/bzQ2K0Jk6Z
Bellandur Lake continues to froth. This is despite citizens agitations & NGT order to state govt to address the issue.— Chowkidar P C Mohan (@PCMohanMP) April 22, 2019
Since elections are over, I urge @CMofKarnataka & @DrParameshwara to find time & solution to this prob before monsoon sets in 3-4 weeks@rajeev_mp @bjparvind pic.twitter.com/4CQxwmK1xr
#Bengaluru‘s #Bellandur lake froths again, residents fume— Varun Sridharan (@varunsridharan) April 21, 2019
Since Saturday, the #water body has been spewing large swathes of toxic froth that is accompanied by stink
Tough days ahead! pic.twitter.com/PcdrOx7R1V
National Green Tribunal has warned the authorities time and again to take action, but nothing seems to have been done in this regard as the lake froths once again.