During his one-day Varanasi visit, PM Modi prefered to travel through road in the city to ascertain the ground realities of development work being carried out in the Holy city.
The one-day visit is Modi's second trip to his constituency since taking over as the Prime Minister of the country. Thursday's visit come close on the heels of his maiden visit to Varanasi on November 7 last month.
Ahead of the visit to Varanasi, PM Modi has asked central intelligence agencies and few of his close aides to submit a report regarding the development works being carried out in his constituency.
However, the reports, which Modi received through his office, was turned shocker for him.
Modi had received several complaints regarding the pathetic condition of roads, encroachment and prevailing unhygienic conditions in the city. Besides that, reports regarding the bad condition of Lucknow-Varanasi road has also reached PMO.
Modi was surprised to know the fact that even his party leaders incuding three MLAs and the Mayor of the city have kept him in illusion regarding the developmental works in Varanasi.
If intelligence agencies are to be believed, the news of PM travelling through road route in Varanasi was kept secret just to avoid last minute revamping of development projects.
The news of PM travelling through road was only disclosed 48 hours before the scheduled visit. Though local officials have tried their best to rectify the problems and patch works on roads were on till late Wednesday but it was proved too late as PM Modi is wise enough to gauge the ground realities of development works.