New Delhi: A new opportunity has come up for people waiting in queues to get even a small amount of money through withdrawal and are tensed with the demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and 500 notes. Petrol pumps will be giving Rs 2,000 in return of demonetised notes and this might be a big respite for the people who have to wait in long queues outside the banks and ATMs in order to exchange their notes and get new currency of Rs 2,000.
You can now swipe your debit cards at petrol pumps run by state-run oil companies and you will get Rs 2,000. Initially, this facility will be available at 2,500 petrol pumps across the country that will have swiping machine from SBI.
The facility was suggested by All India Petroleum Dealers Association to ease the tension and rush among the people standing outside the bank and ATMs. The move to hand out the cash in petrol pumps will continue after November 24 till the demonetised notes of Rs 1,000 and 500 can be used for important purposes.
AIDPA president Ajay Bansal while talking to the media stated: “We are very happy that the government has accepted our proposal. We wrote to the prime minister on November 14 to apprise him of the situation at petrol pumps and our willingness to help mitigate people’s cash woes. We have never shied away from serving any national cause. We are happy to assist the government in its fight against black money and terror funding”.
(By:- Prishita Rathi)