Cars disappear into foam as froth engulfs Bengaluru road

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Residents as well as motorists who have to cross the area are having a tough time, wading through the froth that is nearly 10 metres high.

Cars and motorcycles disappeared into plumes of foam on a road adjacent to the Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru where sewage and industrial discharge is believed to have created a concoction of chemical froth.

Torrential rains that hit the city in the last few days has aggravated the situation with thick froth spilling on to the road nearby causing inconvenience to commuters driving along the stretch.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said the state government was taking all necessary measures to tackle the foaming Bellandur Lake.

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The Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru again spilled toxic foam, which grew to such an extent that the residents have started complaining of foul smell and pollution. He said they will resolve the problem within a couple of years, reported ANI. The commuters had a tough time driving on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning due to this blinding froth.

The toxic spillage from the Bellandur lake became even worse after Tuesday's downpour when the city witnessed the highest rainfall for the month of August in over a decade.

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On April 19, the NGT directed immediate and complete shutdown of 76 polluting industries around the lake after a mound of garbage was set on fire in February this year leading to massive pollution in the area.

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