In the wake of continuing public distress following the implementation of the demonetisation policy by the Narendra Modi government, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) had today extended the airport parking fee waiver for one week till November 28, midnight. Previously, after the central government had scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, AAI had announced free parking for vehicles at the airport, till November 21.
Citing the need to curb the flow of blackmoney in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on November 8, had initiated the demonetisation policy, following which currency notes of the denomination Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 had been banned and replaced with currency notes of lower denominations and the newly introduced Rs 2,000 notes. Chaotic situation erupted among the common people, since the implementation of the anti-graft policy, as cash-starving people made desperate attempts to replace their old currency notes and get a grab of the new usable cash.
Waiver of parking fees at IGI Airport extended till midnight of 28th November 2016, earlier it was till 21st November
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Even after two weeks of implementation, there had been ‘never-ending’ queues outside banks and ATMs, with people waiting for hours to withdraw currency notes for their basic needs.
The initiation of the note ban policy had also initiated a political storm across the country, with opposition leaders blaming the Prime Minister and the central government for the wrong implementation of the policy, leading to public distress. And as political uproar continues, the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha had witnessed repeated adjournments, with political leaders getting into heated arguments, protesting against the Modi-implemented policy.