The Gandhi scion is visiting Ranchi on Friday and was expected to undertake a road show from Hazaribagh to Ranchi.
But Rahul will now go to Hazaribagh by helicopter. He will be airlifted from Hazaribagh and will reach Kuju in Ramgarah district from where he will go to Ormanjhi in Ranchi, Shailesh Sinha, Jharkhand Congress spokesman, told IANS.
The area between Hazaribagh and Ranchi is the most-affected Maoist area.
The spokesman said the decision was taken as the road show district "comes under threat of Maoist guerrillas".
Jharkhand Director General of Police Rajiv Kumar, however, told IANS that they "have sanitized the road from Hazaribagh to Ranchi. All adequate security arrangements have been made for the road show."
"If the road show programme has been changed, it is the Congress party's decision and we are on high alert with adequate security forces on the road," he clarified.