KARNATKA: On Monday, the Karnataka High Court has rejected a petition, seeking directions from the Union and State Government to conduct a study into the feasibility of implementing ‘moving garden’ on all possible vehicles.
A division bench of Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale and Justice Ashok S Kinagi while dismissing the petition filed by K. Suresh said,
“Issuing directions to the State Government to conduct a study regarding feasibility of implementing ‘moving garden’ concept and to implement the said concept compulsorily are infringement of choice of the owners of the vehicles. The implementation of such concept by making modification to the vehicles is also not in consonance with the Motor Vehicles Act and Rules.“
The petitioner had also submitted certain photographs and news items, pointing that for a long period, the petitioner has been utilizing his vehicle as a ‘moving garden’.
He further said that by this ‘moving garden’, there would be an increase in oxygen which would help in decreasing the air pollution.
Then it held, “The prayers made in the petition, we are of the opinion that this petition cannot be treated as a Public Interest Litigation. As such, the petition is dismissed.”