Government of India has extended use of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes for paying utility bills including water and electricity bills for another 72 hours.
To deal with the chaos, government has allowed use of scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes for utility payments for another 72 hours (3 days).
People can use old notes at government hospital, medical stores, for payment of electricity or water bills, petrol pumps, for bus tickets and in metro rail for another 72 hours.
Earlier, government has extended the exemption of fee collection on all booths at National Highways till November 14.
Declaring a “decisive” war against black money and corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Tuesday night announced the government decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes from last midnight.
In his first televised address to the nation two-and-a- half-years after assuming office, he also announced a 50-day window from November 10 to December 30 for those having these notes to deposit them in their bank and post office accounts “without any limit”.