Demonetisation: Queues outside banks, ATMs get shorter in Mumbai

A Boriwali resident heaved a sigh of relief as his money was deposited in less than 20 minutes.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:November 21, 2016 4:39 pm
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On the 13th day on Monday since demonetisation, the queues witnessed outside banks and ATMs were shorter in the megapolis in the wake of certain restrictions on money exchange norms by the Centre. “I have been keeping a tab over the situation in the past 12 days and I can say that since the government decided to apply indelible ink, the queues before banks have substantially reduced. Similarly, the queues outside the ATMs have also shortened,” said Jitendra Gupta, a Mumbai-based transport activist.

Gupta has also started a Whatsapp group to know the pulse of the Mumbaikars.

O P Sharma, a retired officer from Central Railway, claimed that the queues in the banks are getting shorter and situation is improving gradually.

He said, “No doubt that lines outside the banks, ATMs and Post Offices are getting shorter day-by-day and I hope that it will get better in the coming day.”

“I am a senior citizen and after spending half an hour in the queue outside a state-run bank in Fort area, I was told that bank is not exchanging money today. Why did they not put a board outside?” he said.

A Boriwali resident, waiting in a queue outside a bank in suburban Jogeshwari, heaved a sigh of relief as his money was deposited in less than 20 minutes.

“I was in a branch of a private bank and I found that queues were being cleared quickly . My turn came in less than 20 minutes. Similarly the queue outside ATM was quickly cleared. It appears that money has started finally flowing in,” said the resident.

On November 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes.

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    ak dev
    Nov 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm
    Anti Modi media has not published today the pictures of queues. Their ammunition to hit Modi is running out.
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      ak dev
      Nov 21, 2016 at 2:10 pm
      It's not nowhere. It's coming from your burning as s.
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        Dash
        Nov 21, 2016 at 1:11 pm
        At least 8 out of 10 support Modi's move.lt;br/gt;Things will be much better in a week.The era of these corrupt,selfish politicians is gone. These Bombta Banos,Pappus,Khujliwals have been exposed thoroughly. Indians wan to progress but these traitors don't want that. These traitors don't undertand the asoirations of young Indians. They will again bite the dust.
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          L bhadrapati Devi
          Nov 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm
          Arvind kejriwal election plank is anti-corruption movement. When Modi started ground work to stop corruption, there is no relevance of Arvind Kejriwal anti-corruption. Main objective of Arvind is to linger on corruption so that he can shout as Desh Bhakta against corruption to get power.
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            L bhadrapati Devi
            Nov 21, 2016 at 12:20 pm
            Once the money and cash flow is normal after 20 days, the dirty mouths of Mia, Begum and RaGa may be sched. Where is Mia who has encourage making fake of coins in Delhi at Bawama under aapatard gang.
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              Niladrinath Mohanty
              Nov 21, 2016 at 3:34 pm
              I am a senior citizen and have not sought any special istance as a senior citizen. I exchanged money once and withdrew money through ATM once during the period between 10 Nov. and today. I had no problem.
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                Vihari Naidu
                Nov 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm
                Don't these reporters leave the city at all. We have over banked cities and under banked rural areas. See how many farmers or tribals with ATMs are standing in front of ATMs in rural areas.
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                  Vihari Naidu
                  Nov 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm
                  That awesome moment when bhakts bring some om statistics out of nowhere.
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                    R. Singh
                    Nov 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm
                    As soon as fraud Cash- Coolies, are removed, by indelible ink action, queues have started to vanish, like mist in the sunlight.
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                      s s nair
                      Nov 21, 2016 at 1:52 pm
                      My dear ATMs are not operative and then where will be the queue?
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