Madurai, Feb 22 (PTI) The Madras High Court today dismissed a PIL plea seeking to stay the Amma Two Wheeler Scheme of the Tamil Nadu government which would allow women to purchase mopeds by availing 50 per cent government subsidy. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Extends Coronavirus Lockdown Till March 31 Ahead of Second Phase of Vaccination Drive
Justices M Sathayanarayanan and R Hemalatha agreed with the government pleader that giving subsidy for the two wheeler was a policy decision of the government in which the court could not interfere. Also Read - Poll Dates Announced For 5 Assemblies, Mamata Questions EC | All Major Election Developments in 10 Points
However they directed that while giving the subsidy, the government should insist on women having helmet with ISI mark. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: Check Voting Date in Your Constituency
In the PIL, the petitioner said the scheme, if implemented, it would cause financial burden to the government which was already reeling under crisis.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.