Frothing of the Varthur Lake takes over the streets

Frothing of the Varthur Lake takes over the streets
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As per the authorities of the Varthur Lake has been frothing due to increase in toxic pollutants in the lake

Highlights: Locals have said that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) failed to restore the water body.

BENGALURU: As per the authorities of the Varthur Lake has been frothing due to increase in toxic pollutants in the lake.

The lake, which is located near a tech park in Whitefield, has been given the title of ‘burning lake’ because it has caught fire numerous times. Locals have said that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) failed to restore the water body.

The residents from the neighbourhood said that, the frothing in the lake had increased, sending tufts of foam on to the streets which had caused convenience to the motorists. “On Tuesday, the froth spread to the streets,” said lake warden Jagadish Reddy.

Ramakanth K a resident of Whitefield said that, “The sluice gates installed at the lake are not really helping. Instead, they are only leading to more frothing.”

“The BBMP has been constructing a bridge below the stream and this might have caused a slight disturbance in the water body, leading to formation of froth,” said BA Shivananda, engineering officer at Bangalore Development Authority (BDA).

In December 2018 the NGT had directed the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to clean the lakebed by removing constant waste and debris.

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