Note ban: Queues get longer at pumps in Mumbai

As the new deadline allowing petrol pumps to accept scrapped high-denomination notes ends on Friday, long queues were witnessed at several fuel stations across the metropolis.

"Today is the last date for filling up fuel in your vehicle using old Rs 500 currency notes. I have come to get my motorcycle tank filled," said Akshay Mudgal, who was in a queue outside a petrol pump in North Mumbai suburban Malad. Besides the queues at petrol pumps, people had lined up outside the banks and ATMs also, with many waiting to deposit old notes and withdraw money.

Thursday was the first salary day post-demonetisation and those who could not withdraw salary from banks queued up on Friday, struggling to withdraw cash for their monthly commitments.


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