Gujarat High Court requested Centre to establishing NGT Circuit Bench at Ahmedabad
The Gujarat High Court urged the central government and the chairman of the National Green Court (NGT) to consider establishing a circuit bench in Ahmedabad in the best public interest (Consumer Analysis and Protection Committee v. Union of India ).
The court of judges JB Pardiwala and Vaibhavi D Nanavati stated that it is considerable for a county court to be established in Ahmedabad.
The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by an organization claiming to be working for the benefit of consumers. The corresponding sentence sought an instruction to the center to establish an NGT bank in the state.
The NGT circuit was found to have banks in Jodhpur, Shimla and Shillong. The petitioner requested that a bank be established in Ahmedabad, as all environmental litigation in Gujarat under the National Green Court Act 2010 should be brought to Pune, some 700 km away. Therefore, it was very difficult for the people of Gujarat to travel to the end and hire lawyers.
The plaintiff's lawyer relied on the Supreme Court ruling in Subhash Kumar v. Bihar State that the right to life under Article 21 includes the right to free water and clean air for the full enjoyment of life.