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Long queues outside ATMS, petrol pumps observed at Agartala : Public said, 'Anything for nation's welfare !'
TIWN Nov 9, 2016
Long queues outside ATMS, petrol pumps observed at Agartala : Public said, 'Anything for nation's welfare !'
PHOTO : People gathered at ATM counter in Agartala on Tuesday night. TIWN Pic Nov 8

AGARTALA, Nov 9 (TIWN): Long queues were seen outside ATMs and petrol pumps here after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes would not be legal tender after midnight on Tuesday. "It all started soon after the PMs speech ended. We have got massive rush.....really difficult to control. The situation is like this for the last over an hour ....and I don't see it improving in next few hours," said a petrol pump owner near Durga Bari Circle here.The situation was more or less the same at other petrol pumps in the city. However, maximum public at Agartala said that such trouble are nothing if it's considered for nation's safety. There were complaints of petrol pumps refusing to accept Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. However, petrol pump owners said that they are only refusing to people who are demanding petrol or diesel of Rs 100-Rs 200 and giving Rs 1,000 in cash. "We are not here for money exchange," said another petrol pump owner near Durga Bari.Long line were also seen at ATMs and cash deposit machines. "I have been here for the last one hour and it might take few more minutes for my turn to come," said a man, standing at a cash deposit machine counter.

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