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In pics | India queues up to get Rs 100 notes in the great ATM rush

Scrapping the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes effective midnight of November 8 sent out a loud and clear message in the war on black money and corruption.

black money crackdown Updated: Nov 09, 2016 01:17 IST
HT Correspondent
A woman shows Rs 100 notes withdrawn from an ATM in New Delhi on Tuesday.
A woman shows Rs 100 notes withdrawn from an ATM in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 40-minute speech on Tuesday evening made people across the country queue outside their nearest ATMs.

Scrapping the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes effective midnight of November 8 sent out a loud and clear message in the war on black money and corruption.

This was also a rare occasion for many to be happy to possess more notes of Rs 100 and Rs 50 than of higher values.

However, ATMs in the country were seen busier than usual on the night of November 8.

Another ATM in New Delhi’s Vasant Kunj was overworking:

Another ATM in New Delhi’s Vasant Kunj was crowded (HT Photo)
SBI ATM near Connaught Place in New Delhi had a long queue as well. (HT Photo)
People rush at an ATM in Sion area of Mumbai on Tuesday (Kunal Patil/ HT Photo )
Long queue at ATMs in Kolkata. (Subhendu Ghosh/HT Photo)

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Another crowded ATM in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

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People queue outside an ATM at Defence Colony market in New Delhi (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
People queue outside an ATM in NoidaSector 12 in a rush to get Rs 100 notes. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

Most people at the ATMs were seen withdrawing in multiple iterations of Rs 400.

Tension among people rushing to withdraw a suitable cash at the earliest was reported at some ATMs. (Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

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