In pics: After delightful pre-monsoon showers, Bengalureans struggle with ‘chemical snowfall’
After the pre-monsoon showers provided the much-needed relief to the IT city, Bengalureans, particularly those living in the vicinity of the city’s lakes, are now facing trouble due to a one-of-its-kind rainfall.
The heavy showers that lashed the city in the past week have resulted in Varthur Lake foaming again. With toxic foam spilling over to the Whitefield Main Road, commuters had a tough time negotiating traffic on Saturday and Sunday.
Adding to the woes is the unbearable stink coming from the froth.
The pictures and videos of the pathetic state have been posted by the locals on social media, with many criticising the civic bodies for the utter disorder.
Although the siphons and the mesh have restricted foam from entering the streets, froth continues to enter Varthur village.
However, this is not the first time that this has happened. It is a recurrent problem which is only increasing with every passing day.
Last year in April, the same had happened with the froth spouting from the Varthur Lake onto the roads, causing a traffic jam.
The Bellandur Lake in the city made headlines recently, for catching fire on May 7.
As an aftermath, thick smog surrounded the heavily-polluted lake, making it difficult for the passers-by to breathe.