The state government has made it clear that it will not backtrack from making speed governors mandatory in private buses. Minister Aryadan Muhammad asserted this during his meet with private bus owners association. He said they can’t drift away from what is prescribed in motor vehicles act and rules. The Supreme Court of India already issued an order making it mandatory. The Minister ensured they will do the needful as per rules and will consider the practical difficulties of bus owners too. The minister also refused to consider the pleas of bus owners to withdraw from follow up actions after strict inspections in buses. Statewide, the fitness certificates of 500 buses were cancelled and action would be taken. A special seal would be fitted as to avoid breaking speed governors cause the present seal can be removed easily. The minister considered the plea of bus owners to extend the time for fitting speed governors considering Onam season. But it is not officially declared. It was after Malappuram mishap, which killed 15, that search for speed governors intensified.