Less than a week after the National Green Tribunal pulled up the Karnataka government for the highly polluted state of the Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, the lake frothed up once again on Monday morning.
Toxic foam from the lake could be seen over the road as pedestrians and commuters tried to cross the area.
The frothing lake has become a frustrating and recurring reality for the residents.
In February, part of the lake had caught fire, with fumes spreading across the nearby Sun City Apartments and the Iblur flyover.
Criticising the government, the NGT had said that it would issue restraining orders if the former did not act immediately and stop polluting the lake.
Taking cognisance of the fire in Bellandur lake in February, the NGT had issued a notice to the state government in March and had given it time till April 12 to respond to the notice.
While asking the government to restrain itself from discharging untreated sewage into the lake, the NGT also criticized Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) for its poor handling of the crisis.
The tribunal had observed that "it was the only lake development authority in the world which is causing fire in the lakes."