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Are you starving yourself and standing in those serpentine lines in the banks to exchange the banned currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000?

The desperation for new currency notes has grown too much as ATMs fail to work in several cities including Delhi or run out of cash.

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The RBI, on Friday, too reiterated that enough cash is available with banks and urged public to exercise patience and exchange notes at convenience. RBI said that you still have time till December 30, 2016 to deposit you banned currency.

But, amidst all this chaos, what you are forgetting is the 72-hours window that is still on (till 11 November midnight) to use the old lot of currency notes.

Here’s a list of various places where you can use you hard earned or amassed banned currency denomination notes:

1) Pay your hospital bills. Need to buy medicines? Use the banned notes.

2) Use them to buy tickets at railway ticketing counters and public sector undertaking buses and at airline ticketing counters at airports.

3) Used them at milk booths and also for making purchases at consumer cooperative societies.

4) God forbid, if someone has expired in your family, use these at the crematorium and burial ground.

5) Use these banned notes to get your private vehicles filled with petrol, diesel and gas at public sector oil marketing company outlets belonging to HPCL, BPCL, IOC etc.

6) Use them at the time of arrival and departure at international airports. Exchange but only for a specified amount.

7) Last but not the leaset, Pay all your utility bills through these banned notes.