Indore, Mar 5: On the eve of his birthday, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday announced that 25,000 new houses would be constructed for policemen in the state.
The state government's endeavour is to ensure stress-free working environment to policemen for which they would be provided better facilities, Chouhan said after inaugurating a newly-constructed residential complex of 180 houses for policemen at Rau near here last evening.
The housing complex has been built at a cost of about Rs 17.65 crore.
the occasion, Chouhan said efforts were on to provide better facilities and working environment to the cops.
"The police personnel are also human beings, but their work hours are not definite. If we expect better services from the policemen, then we will also have to provide them better facilities," he said.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on his birthday and wished him a long and healthy life.
In a tweet, Modi said: "Good wishes to Madhya Pradesh's popular chief minister and my friend Shivraj Singh Chouhan on his birthday. I wish him good health and a long life."
Born on March 5, 1959 in a farmer's family, Chouhan became the chief minister of the state for the first time in 2005. He steered the BJP to its third successive electoral triumph in the state in the 2013 assembly polls.