Bengaluru Driver Sets Up Mini Garden In His Bus. Twitter Is All Praises

Many on social media lauded Narayanappa for his unusual yet noble initiative

A bus driver in Bengaluru has created a mini garden inside his vehicle to drive an important message home. Narayanappa, who works for Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has been cultivating saplings in his bus for last few years to raise awareness about the need to create an eco-friendly environment.

He has kept around 14 plants in his bus, which he drives between Kaval Bylasandraa and Yeswanthpur in the city.

Narayanappa told news agency ANI that he started the green drive around 3-4 years back so that people could understand the importance of keeping the environment green. “I have been doing it for last 3-4 yrs to create awareness about keeping the environment green.”

In the now viral images, one can see the mobile garden consisting of several potted plants. They are placed on the dashboard and on a shelf behind his seat. We can also see creepers growing inside the bus.

Narayanappa, who has been driving buses for last 27 years, found his inspiration in his wife and kids who maintain a garden at his home.

“In our house, my wife and children make new additions to our little garden every now and then. It was they who inspired me to build a mini garden inside the bus. With this move, I want to spread the word about keeping the environment green and healthy. If this small move of mine even inspires one of my daily passengers, it will mean a lot,” he told the news agency

His efforts have been recognised by BMTC and even lauded by passengers

Many on social media lauded Narayanappa for his unusual yet noble initiative.

However, not all were impressed.

A similar initiative was undertaken by an auto driver in Kolkata, who set up a garden on top of his auto. This was not only to beat the heat during the summers, but also to raise awareness about environment.