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Motorists queue up at petrol pumps in Delhi

delhi Updated: Nov 09, 2016 16:00 IST
Abhinav Rajput
Abhinav Rajput
Hindustan Times
Currency notes scrapped,Queues at petrol pumos,Inconvenience due to demonetisation
People line up at a petrol pump in New Delhi on Wednesday hours after the government scrapped currency notes of 500/1,000 denomination. (PTI)

Serpentine queues could be seen at petrol pumps and gas stations as anxious people rushed to get rid of their currency notes that had been scrapped by the government on Tuesday.

The petrol pumps though are refilling for Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 but not for other denominations in which they will have to return money.

“We are helping as much we can, but people too should understand our problems. We exhausted all Rs 100 notes yesterday night by 10pm. From where will we source change,” said a man filling tanks at a petrol pump in Mayur Vihar, adding that most of the motorists are offering Rs 500 or Rs 1000 notes.

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There were also reports of some petrol pumps being closed in Noida fearing they will have stocks piled up of Rs 500 and 1000 denominations.

Two-wheeler riders faced most inconvenience as they generally get their tanks refuelled for Rs 200 to Rs 400. Some were seen arguing at a petrol pump in Mayur Vihar as they were asked to tank up for exactly Rs 500.

Smita Sehgal asked, “My scooty’s tank gets filled for Rs 400. How will I purchase Rs 500 petol?”

First Published: Nov 09, 2016 16:00 IST