Bijwasan's MLA wants to end wait for new hospital

Bijwasan's MLA wants to end wait for new hospital

The switch from Defence services to public service has come easily for AAP’s Bijwasan MLA Devinder Sehrawat who, within two weeks after getting elected, had set the process in motion for construction of a 200-bed hospital in his constituency.

“The Delhi Development Authority has allotted land for the hospital, which was a long pending demand of the people,” Sehrawat told Deccan Herald.

“I have asked Health Minister Satyendra Kumar Jain to complete the formalities to start construction soon. The hospital will cater to residents of Mahi-palpur and adjoining areas,” he added.

The former colonel, who claims himself to be a local guy by virtue of being born and brought up in the area, was inspired by Arvind Kejriwal to take the plunge into politics.

“I was already into social service and Kejriwal convinced me that we can bring change by entering politics,” he said.

“The development of the area, of course, is my priority. I will give equal importance to health, education and infrastructure development in the locality.”

On the condition of roads, he said, “The issues of road construction and repair in Bijwasan need to be addressed. Even connectivity of local transport to the area is bad. All I need to do now is to ascertain proper means and channels to address these issues.”

Once a columnist, Sehrawat assured a speedy development work to ease the problems in his constituency.

On whether he has come up with a blueprint for his constituency, he said, “I am working on a blueprint, which I had outlined during my election campaign. The promises I made to voters will be fulfilled soon.”

The AAP leader, who hails from a farmer family, said he will take up issues of villages and farmers.
“Bijwasan comprises 11 villages; extension of lal dora and special status are the major issues in villages.”

Bringing more Delhi Transport Corporation buses for the area is also a challenge.
“Vasant Kunj colony does not have adequate DTC bus service and parking space,” he added.
Sherawat showed concern for not completing an ongoing construction of a flyover in Bijwasan for six years.

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