He was responding to questions at the Cabinet briefing earlier today (24).
"We discussed this at length and accepted the prevailing necessity... There are limitations in the local production... In addition to that, it has been decided to bring down what is necessary," he said.
Meanwhile, journalists also quizzed about the prevailing police operation to nab drivers on vehicles with worn out tyres.
Journalists pointed out that bus owners in particular, have pointed out that such an operation being conducted in the wake of a dearth of tyres, is unfair and that police are only checking privately owned vehicles and not state owned ones.
"It must be stated clearly that there are no two seperate laws... There is nothing such as privately owned or state owned... All tyres will wear out... However, the issue of penalizing them has been temporarily suspended," he added.
Related News :