State Bank of India (SBI) main branch, Sector 17, in association with the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal organised a 'Coin Mela' for traders, in which coins and currency notes amounting to Rs 36 lakh were distributed. The fair will continue till Tuesday as well.
Mohan Ganeshari, division general manager (DGM), and Kamlesh Sekhon, area general manager (AGM), SBI, inaugurated the event by distributing bags of coins and bundle of notes to traders.
SBI officials said that Rs 1 currency notes had already been printed by the Reserve Bank of India, and the supply would reach the RBI, Chandigarh, soon.
KK Rana and Venu Gopal, manager and assistant manager, currency issue department, RBI, also made people aware about Notes Return Rules, 2009, and star series notes.