Unable to find a concrete solution to curb the recurring fatal road accidents, which have claimed 4,500 lives in the last four years, the Roads and Buildings (R&B) Department has decided to approach the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for improving the conditions of roads in hilly areas of the state.

The Transport Department has also decided to minutely look into the functioning and performance of the Regional Transport Officers (RTOs), Assistant Regional Transport Officers (ARTOs) and other officials concerned. The department has decided to penalise them for their laxity or negligence.