New Delhi: When this IAS officer in Tripura was told that Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself will have a word with him over the telephone, he couldn't believe it, he started shaking in anticipation of what he is likely to say.
This is how a post, which has gone viral on the social media, described him.
Citing a post by Facebook user Pushpak Chakraborty, TOI reported that PM Modi personally intervened to improve the condition of the rain ravaged NH 208 (A), the only lifeline connecting Tripura with the rest of the country.
In the post, Pushpak reportedly narrated a story about how an IAS officer got a call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 10 pm on July 21 asking for his help to repair National Highway 208.
PM Modi asked him to help repair the highway and said that he'll be provided with everything he needs.
The officer who received the call is reportedly an acquaintance of Pushpak's father. The officer's name, however, has not been disclosed in the post.
When a man informed him on phone that the PM will call him, he could hardly believe what was happening.
"His brain froze for a few seconds and he could feel his legs shivering. He meekly whispered 'yes' and after a few beeps, the call was transferred and none other than Mr Modi was on call," Pushpak said in the post.
“An IAS officer who is well known to my father and is posted in North Tripura got a call at 10pm on 21st July. He was surprised to get a call so late in the night.
“A young voice from the other side apologised for calling so late and asked if he is free for a few minutes because the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi wants to talk to him,” Pushpak.
He meekly whispered yes and after a few beeps, the call was transferred and none other than PM Modi was on call.
Modi apologised to him again for calling so late and said that he is just done with a meeting with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and they needed his help to repair National Highway 208-A connecting Tripura to the rest of the country.
PM Modi informed him that the Centre has spoken to both the Assam and Tripura governments and all help would be provided to him to oversee the project.
“He didn't sleep that night. Modi's voice kept echoing in his mind and he couldn't believe what had just happened. He tried connecting all dots and couldn't find any logic,” Pushpak said.
“Next day, when he reached his office, he got communications from Tripura Government, Assam Government and GOI.
“He was sanctioned funds for the project to repair 15 kms of the highway. He immediately took his staff and went to visit the stretch.
“He found 6 JCBs standing there that were provided by Assam Government.
“Over the next 4 days, more than 300 trucks with materials kept arriving and along with local workers and PWD officials from Assam and Tripura, he opened the highway for vehicles with necessities for Tripura,” he wrote.
Hats off to PM Modi!