Locals in Moradabad assign serial numbers to avoid scuffle in ATM queue

In the past one month, there have been several reports of altercation among public as well as between the public and the police.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 10, 2016 10:07 am
demonetisation, cash crunch, cash supply, cash shortage, ATM queue, ATM currency, Uttar Pradesh ATM, availability of cash, new currency notes Locals in Moradabad, UP write down serial numbers on their palm to avoid confusion while standing in ATM queue. ANI photo

It has been more than a month since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation move but the cash crunch still remains. In Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, locals found a unique way of avoiding any scuffle or confusion while standing in long queues outside the ATMs to withdraw cash.

The people chose to assign serial number to each person standing outside the ATM according to their time of arrival, news agency ANI reported. This is being done to make sure the queue moves in a fair manner and law and order is maintained.

In the past one month, there have been several reports of altercation among public as well as between the public and the police. Earlier, a video emerged from Fatehpur in UP where a cop was seen lathicharging the crowds standing outside an ATM machine. After the news surfaced, he along with SP and SHO was suspended by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

PM Modi had announced the government’s decision to discontinue old high denomination notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 on November 8 as a part of its attempt to flush out black money and counterfeit currency.

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