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500 people to be recruited for fire services: Pb Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Cabinet Navjot Singh today said 500 people will be recruited for in the state.

Listing out the measures taken by the government in the fire safety sector, he said a project worth Rs 500 crore with regard to the sector has been sent to the

"The is fully committed to the development as well as modernisation of It is part of this commitment that a fire directorate has been established and very soon a Fire Safety Act will also be in force for making every building compliant with the fire safety norms," said here.

The said 500 recruitments will be made in the sector and a fire training institute would be established in

He said Chief has allotted Rs 8 crore for purchasing fire suites and a Rs 11 crore order for purchasing 20 fire tenders will also be placed.

today inaugurated Fire Safety Week to be observed from April 14 till 20.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 21:30 IST