Huge rush, long queues seen at banks in Jammu

  Huge rush and long serpentine queues were witnessed on Thursday at banks in Jammu, which opened today after a day’s break, as people jostled to exchange their 500- and 1,000-rupee notes for lower denomination bills to be able to pay for their basic needs.

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With ATMs also shutting down soon after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night announced the withdrawal of 500- and 1,000-rupee notes from circulation in a bid to flush out black money, citizens queued at banks to get the limited quota of cash that they are initially entitled to.

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Only a few ATMs were working and most of them will be back in operation only tomorrow after the tedious job of removing the now-defunct bank notes and replacing them with lower denomination bills and new hard-to-fake Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes is completed.

 Of Long Queues and Shut ATMs

Here are the on-spot visuals from various banks around Jammu

 

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