Despite government's announcement that new currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 would be available in ATMs of banks from Thursday midnight, people in urban parts of India still couldn't find ATMs that were dispensing cash.
So apart from the queues in banks to exchange new notes for old, people were also queued up outside ATMs in cities since morning and complained that ATMs are yet to be refilled.
Most of the machines were equipped to tender Rs 100 notes, while some were still not working.
Banks are saying that they are trying to recalibrate their machine for higher denomination notes, it will take some days before they start tendering new high security Rs 500 and 2000 notes which is expected to ease pressure.
However, to ensure customer convenience, banks have been asked to provide all cash withdrawal transactions at their ATMs free of cost till 30 December.
Here is look at what the situation is across the country:
And here is what distressed people are tweeting:
None of the #ATMs seem open in Noida and Delhi. People standing in line for many hours now.— Kirandeep (@raydeep) November 11, 2016
Janta is living on reserve money that they had since 8th. in 72 hours ATMs hv not been replenished!!No logic can be given for this. Period. https://t.co/AqDdDvZOL4— N33R4J (@_N33R4J_) November 11, 2016
Went to all 4 ATM's in Kaushambi. There is no cash in any of them.IsIs it only here or same across India?— Ankit Lal (@AnkitLal) November 11, 2016
Queues outside banks/ATMs are reminiscent of the bread and soup lines during the Great Depression pic.twitter.com/x6ebZ4KyQh— Ashish Khetan (@AashishKhetan) November 11, 2016
(Feature image source: Twitter| Firstpost)