It’s not just Bengaluru that has to deal with toxic foam.

Video Now toxic foam from Hyderabad drain makes its way to the streets
news Environment Friday, June 09, 2017 - 15:08

With heavy rain lashing Hyderabad on Thursday morning, it was not just the city's crumbling infrastructure that was exposed.

As commuters made their way through traffic jams along waterlogged roads, and residents waited for power supply to resume, others were dealing with toxic foam entering their home.

Allwyn Colony in Kukatpally witnessed toxic foam that was several metres high. The wind created trouble for resident with a lot of the foam flying in the air and landing in their homes. 

The incident happened near Dharani Nagar, which lies close to the Kukatpally nala -- one of the four major nalas that dump industrial effluents into the Hussain Sagar lake, and eventually the Musi River. 

Ironically, this was the same area from where toxic foam overflowed onto the road in September last year. 

“In 2016, the nala broke and polluted water entered into Dharini Nagar. The area was totally filled with water for a week, and residents had to be evacuated. The only way one could access the area was by boat. The GHMC had promised to desilt the nala and check on chemical waste dumping, but the episode has been repeated,” a local resident told Deccan Chronicle.

Watch the video here.

While this is a common sight at the outskirts of Hyderabad, this is the first time that so much froth has spilled on to the streets in the heart of the city.

In January this year, a Telangana RTC bus was engulfed by foam overflowing from the Musi river, as it was making its way through Pochampalli mandal in the state's Yadadri District.

It was reported at the time, that the bus was heading towards Bhongir, and was just 20 kilometres out of Hyderabad when the incident occurred.

The visuals from the incident, were also similar to what had occurred at Bengaluru's Varthur Lake in the last week of May.

Toxic froth had spilled on to the Whitefield main road due to the foaming of the Varthur Lake, after a heavy pre-monsoon shower hit the city.


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