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Bengaluru: Smoke engulfs Bellandur lake after garbage dump is set ablaze

The lake has been in news for the last one year for spillover of froth and toxic fumes

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Bellandur lake, lake fire
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Thick smoke enveloped after a fire broke out when strewn around it was set ablaze, a fire department official said on Friday.

The incident triggered panic among motorists on the busy Sarjapur main road.

"Usually, a pile of strewn around the lake is set on fire, but yesterday it caused a scare among residents and motorists as the smoke started billowing and surrounding the lake in the evening," K U Ramesh, Deputy Director at Fire Department, said.

The fire was doused in half an hour, he said.

The area, for a while, was enveloped by huge clouds of smoke, he said.

Residents hit out at the Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials for their "lackadaisical" attitude to stop dumping of

State Pollution Control Board Chairman Lakshman said notices have been issued to the BBMP, Water Supply and Sewage Board and other agencies to stop the dumping. He also said the board is in the process of inspecting sewage treatment plants in the area.

The lake has been in news for the last one year for spillover of froth and toxic fumes.

Bengaluru: Smoke engulfs Bellandur lake after garbage dump is set ablaze

The lake has been in news for the last one year for spillover of froth and toxic fumes

The lake has been in news for the last one year for spillover of froth and toxic fumes
Thick smoke enveloped after a fire broke out when strewn around it was set ablaze, a fire department official said on Friday.

The incident triggered panic among motorists on the busy Sarjapur main road.

"Usually, a pile of strewn around the lake is set on fire, but yesterday it caused a scare among residents and motorists as the smoke started billowing and surrounding the lake in the evening," K U Ramesh, Deputy Director at Fire Department, said.

The fire was doused in half an hour, he said.

The area, for a while, was enveloped by huge clouds of smoke, he said.

Residents hit out at the Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials for their "lackadaisical" attitude to stop dumping of

State Pollution Control Board Chairman Lakshman said notices have been issued to the BBMP, Water Supply and Sewage Board and other agencies to stop the dumping. He also said the board is in the process of inspecting sewage treatment plants in the area.

The lake has been in news for the last one year for spillover of froth and toxic fumes.
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Bengaluru: Smoke engulfs Bellandur lake after garbage dump is set ablaze

The lake has been in news for the last one year for spillover of froth and toxic fumes

Thick smoke enveloped after a fire broke out when strewn around it was set ablaze, a fire department official said on Friday.

The incident triggered panic among motorists on the busy Sarjapur main road.

"Usually, a pile of strewn around the lake is set on fire, but yesterday it caused a scare among residents and motorists as the smoke started billowing and surrounding the lake in the evening," K U Ramesh, Deputy Director at Fire Department, said.

The fire was doused in half an hour, he said.

The area, for a while, was enveloped by huge clouds of smoke, he said.

Residents hit out at the Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials for their "lackadaisical" attitude to stop dumping of

State Pollution Control Board Chairman Lakshman said notices have been issued to the BBMP, Water Supply and Sewage Board and other agencies to stop the dumping. He also said the board is in the process of inspecting sewage treatment plants in the area.

The lake has been in news for the last one year for spillover of froth and toxic fumes.

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