Railways, Metro and buses not to accept Rs 500 notes after Dec 9

Photo of old currency notes of Rs 500.

New Delhi: The government today makes a U-turn within a few hours after advanced by a day the last date for using the old Rs 500 notes to purchase tickets for traveling in train, Metros and government- or public sector undertaking-run buses.

The decision was also applied to pay for catering services on board during travel by rail with the old currency notes of Rs 500.

The government said that effective December 9 midnight old Rs 500 notes can no longer be used for availing these services.

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