1. After Bengaluru’s Varthur lake, Hyderabad’s Dharani Nagar drain spills toxic foam

After Bengaluru’s Varthur lake, Hyderabad’s Dharani Nagar drain spills toxic foam

Days after Bengaluru's Varthur lake once again spewed toxic foam, similar reports have come from Hyderabad.

By: | New Delhi | Published: June 9, 2017 1:23 PM
 Bengaluru, Varthur lake, toxic foam, Hyderabad,Bangaluru Development Authority Thick layers of foam can be seen being carried by strong winds into homes of those living nearby. (ANI)

Days after Bengaluru’s Varthur lake once again spewed toxic foam, similar reports have come from Hyderabad. As per ANI, a drain in city’s Dharani Nagar spilled toxic foam today. In a video that has gone viral, toxic foam from the drain can be seen spilling into the streets creating problems for those living nearby or passing through.

Thick layers of foam can be seen being carried by strong winds into homes of those living nearby. Water bodies in the city are  polluted much like in Bengaluru, due to too much industrial and domestic waste being thrown into them, India Today said.

Residents near Bengaluru’s Varthur lake woke up to chemical snowfall on May 29. The heavy rains that lashed the Karnataka capital over the weekend resulted in the lake to start foaming again and spilling out on to the road. To add to the problems of residents nearby as well as passers-by, the strong wind had sent the froth flying towards a nearby hospital and a mall. With the monsson season not faraway, residents who live near the lake have urged the authorites to take much needed steps to stop the lake from foaming.

Pravir Bargodia, a member of the Whitefield Rising Group, was quoted by Deccan Herald as saying that it was for the first time that the froth reached the hospital He added that the foam was affecting traffic, making it difficult for commuters to drive.

Bangaluru Development Authority (BDA) commissioner Rakesh Singh had visited the area recently and listened to the problems faced by residents. Additional chief secretary, urban development department, Mahendra Jain was quoted as saying by the paper that he would inspect the area.

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Solid waste, dumping of debris, industrial waste that is dumped in Bengaluru lakes have resulted in most of them turning toxic. In February, city’s Bellandur lake had even caught fire. It took nearly four hours for authorities to put it out.

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