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In pics: Banks hand out Rs 2000 ‘Mangalyaan’ notes, take scrapped currency

Thousands of people flocked to banks on Thursday for exchange or deposit of demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.

india Updated: Nov 10, 2016 18:37 IST
HT Correspondent
Long queue outside Oriental Bank of Commerce  in Delhi.
Long queue outside Oriental Bank of Commerce in Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Thousands of people flocked to banks on Thursday for exchange or deposit of demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.

Long queues were seen at the banks as people started arriving even before they opened.

Bank officials exchanging Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination notes with Rs 100 rupees note at Bank Of Baroda in Lucknow. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

For the exchange limit of Rs 4,000 set by the government, bank officials were giving a new note of Rs 2000 and 20 notes of Rs 100. Some banks said they had not received new notes of Rs 500.

The Rs 2000 note has a light purple colour with a picture of the ‘Mangalyaan’ -- the Mars Orbiter Mission -- printed on one side of the note.

Long queues were also seen at the Reserve Bank of India’s regional offices. Some people including contractors were carrying more than Rs 4,000 and were requesting the officials for exchange so that they can make the payments for labourers. However, the officials expressed their inability to give exchange for more than the prescribed limit.

A push fight due to long waits outside banks for currency exchange in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Police officers control small push and pull fights outside banks in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Police man deployed outside the banks to control the crowd. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
People stand in long queues to exchange their old Rs 500 and 1000 notes outside RBI headquarters in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, November 10, 2016. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
People wait in front of the Reserve Bank of India in New Delhi to exchange their demonetised currency notes on Thursday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
An RBI official displays the newly issued rupees 500 and 2000 notes at Reserve Bank of India headquarters in Mumbai on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)
People wait outside the Reserve Bank of India in New Delhi on Thursday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Bank customers queue outside ICICI bank and HDFC bank in New Delhi. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)