Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Foam Spilling Out on Bengaluru Roads, NGT Raps Karnataka Govt

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday took Karnataka government and its civic authorities to task over foam spilling over into the streets in Bengaluru near the Varthur lake, causing massive traffic jams.

PTI

Updated:May 31, 2017, 8:37 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Foam Spilling Out on Bengaluru Roads, NGT Raps Karnataka Govt
The foam from the Varthur lake had spilled on to the streets. (TV Grab)

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday took Karnataka government and its civic authorities to task over foam spilling over into the streets in Bengaluru near the Varthur Lake, causing massive traffic jams.

"What is this going on? How are you getting so much of foam? Why can't you remove the factor which generates foam? There are traffic jams which further leads to air pollution. First you put your lakes on fire and now cause traffic jam. You can't do this. Look into this matter and resolve it," a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said.

The observations came after a lawyer informed the bench that foams were being formed in the Varthur Lake in the Whitefield area of Bengaluru once again after heavy pre-monsoon showers hit the city.

The foam from the lake had spilled on to the streets, causing inconvenience to commuters along the roads surrounding the lake, the lawyer said, adding that the unbearable stench emanating from the lake had added to the woes of the residents in the city.

The counsel appearing for the state pollution control board told the bench they were looking into the issue and would apprise the tribunal on the next date of hearing.

On February 20, the NGT had taken cognisance on its own of media reports and photographs of the incident in which a fire broke out in the Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake. Thick clouds of white smoke persisted for several days in the air around the Bellandur Lake after the blaze.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Mayur Borah
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results