Govt extends use of old currency notes for filling bills by 72 hours
New Delhi: In a move to help people, the government of India has expanded usage of old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes regarding the filling of utility bills, unpaid taxes and fees by 72 hours. Purchasing from co-operative stores has also come under the extended time up to November 14.
The government had given a green signal for using old currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 in hospitals, railway ticketing, public transport, airline ticketing at airports, milk booths, crematoria/burial grounds and petrol pumps for next 72 hours since the demonisation of selected currency notes.
The listing later also included metro rail tickets, highway and road toll, medicines, LPG gas cylinders, railway catering, electricity and water bills and ASI monument entry tickets. Court fee will also be accepted in old currency.
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