February 3, 2018
Chennai : One year after the demise of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, her 2016 poll promise of two-wheelers for working women was kick started on Friday from Cuddalore.
The RTO in Cuddalore was crowded with ladies for whom government readied the two-wheelers to be handed over to them. In Cuddalore district, 3700 beneficiaries have been identified who would be given the two-wheelers to help them commute with greater ease.
By the end of the year, one lakh women across Tamil Nadu are said to be handed over the two-wheelers, as promised in the manifesto by Jayalalithaa in the run up to the 2016 general elections to Tamil Nadu assembly.
On Friday, over 3000 people crowded the RTO in Cuddalore that sees 70 to 80 visitors a day who have vehicle related and driving license related work. But with new vehicles to be given have to be registered the women were advised to come to the RTO for formalities.
The beneficiaries were identified after they were found to qualify for the scheme, which has certain guidelines.
The women have to be aged below 40 years of age and they should be working. The beneficiaries have to pay half the cost of the vehicle and the rest will be borne by the government as per the scheme drawn up by the government.
In fact, it was exactly this that the late chief minister had promised to do if she was re-elected. But before she could fulfil her promise, she passed away after prolonged illness in Chennai on December 5, 2016.