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In Pics | The gold rush: Delhi braces the cold in the mad scramble for cash

From queuing up in the wee hours of the day to saving spots and spending the day outside banks, Delhiites are doing it all to beat the cash crunch.

delhi Updated: Nov 19, 2016 13:39 IST
Saumya Khandelwal
A queue outside a bank at Connaught Place in New Delhi.
A queue outside a bank at Connaught Place in New Delhi.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)

Eleven days after R500 and R1000 currency notes were banned, the rush has failed to die down.

From queuing up in the wee hours of the day to saving spots and spending the day outside banks, Delhiites are doing it all to beat the cash crunch.

Saumya Khandelwal visits ATMs, banks and post offices to take stock of a day outside Delhi’s banks:

Early to rise (8.30am): The queue at the bank beat CP’s shopper rush. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Waiting for Godot (11.30am): Rush mounted and the waiting continued. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Easing up (2.30pm): The rush finally eased in the afternoon. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Finally! (5.30pm): As shutters of banks close, shoppers take over CP’s lanes. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)

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And the story begins all over again

Moments before madness (8.30am): People line up before the shutters open. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
The rat race (11.30am): All eyes glued to the gates, waiting for their turn. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Left in the lurch (2.30pm): Bank closed doors, ATMs save the day. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Slipping out (5.30pm): The queue outside the ATM continues as a bank employee wraps up for the day. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)