Petrol pumps, LPG stations to accept old Rs 500 notes till Dec 15: Dharmendra Pradhan

Earlier, the government directive had said that petrol pumps will accept both Rs 500 and Rs 1000 but only till November 24 midnight.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2016 8:31 pm
petrol price, fuel price, fuel price cut, petrol price cut, Punjab elections, Punjab polls, Punjab assembly elections 2017, diesel prices, punjab government, india news, indian express news Demonetisation: Meanwhile, the government on Thursday further extended the suspension of toll collection on national highways till December 2 midnight.

In a latest announcement, the government said that petrol pumps and LPG stations will continue to accept old Rs. 500 notes till December 15. However, old Rs 1000 notes will not be accepted. Earlier, the government directive had said that petrol pumps will accept both Rs 500 and Rs 1000 but only till November 24 midnight.

Meanwhile, the government on Thursday further extended the suspension of toll collection on national highways till December 2 midnight. This is the third time the government has extended the suspension timeline. Besides, scrapped Rs 500 notes will be accepted at toll plazas on national highways from December 2 mid-night to December 15. The government had first announced the toll suspension news early in November as a major relief to commuters after Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes were rendered defunct by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.