A slew of festivals are likely to cause more inconvenience to the public who have already been thronging ATMs to get a hold of their money on account of the ban on old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. Banks in several states in India remained closed on account of Gurupurab on Monday.
The bank holiday is listed in Reserve Bank of India’s annual leave calendar. Banks across nation had remained open on Saturday and Sunday to facilitate exchange of old defunct notes with valid denominations. ATMs, however, are functioning.
However, the two days saw numerous reports of scuffles and violent incidents along with loss of life reports in bank queues as people had to wait in line for tedious hours, in some cases from 2am.
#Helicopters have been pressed into service to dispense cash at ATMs
#Toll suspension for all national highways has been extended till midnight of November 18
Reserve Bank of India sending out supply of new currency notes to Jharkhand’s Bokaro city banks and ATMs by helicopters.(Nov 13) pic.twitter.com/oPL5RcOM7p— ANI (@ANI_news) November 14, 2016
'No cash available' notices put up outside some ATMs in Shimla pic.twitter.com/wZ4tO7lpw1— ANI (@ANI_news) November 14, 2016
'No cash in ATMs' notices put-up outside some ATMs in Kolkata (WB) pic.twitter.com/z6pg8LZLaD— ANI (@ANI_news) November 14, 2016
Demonetisation of Rs 500/1000 notes: People lined up outside an ATM in Patna waiting for their turn to come. pic.twitter.com/EPcLyNRRaE— ANI (@ANI_news) November 14, 2016
People seen waiting for their turn outside ATM in Shakarpur area of Delhi in early morning hours pic.twitter.com/9tsyivXtAX— ANI (@ANI_news) November 14, 2016
Had started from Noida, and now I am here in CP waiting outside the ATM to exchange old notes: Person in queue (at 4:30 am) pic.twitter.com/9tUOi29qpT— ANI (@ANI_news) November 14, 2016
Waiting in the queue since 11 in the night. Its just a matter of some days...we have to support PM Modi :Specially abled person (At 4:30am) pic.twitter.com/WiFFF7osiP— ANI (@ANI_news) November 14, 2016
— ANI (@ANI_news) November 14, 2016