Long queues at banks, customers feel dejected
Mumbai – Mumbaikaras must have understood how important it is to keep the petty change in wallets. As there is a shortage of small denomination notes, city dwellers found it too much in need after the scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes. This currency notes shortage led them to banks and post offices on Thursday morning. Many had to be in the queue even under the hot sun while some had to run from one place to another to get their old currencies converted into new ones. A Mulund-based family, which was supposed to be a foreign tour, had to stand in the queue for four hours to get new notes. Banks officials in Bhandup were giving only Rs 100 notes. By noon, new currency notes were distributed and the remaining people in queues had to leave banks dejected. It affected small time businessmen, vegetable vendors and rickshaw drivers. Lines were seen at different banks in Chembur, Kurla, Mankhurd, Govandi etc. Though police bandobast was deployed at banks, people suffered a lot and this condition is not likely to improve for the next two days.