Amid the hubbub of the people who are facing inconvenience due to demonetisation of high-value currency notes, here comes a good news. With the view to provide relief to the customers, a ‘dhaba’ owner in Akola, Maharashtra is offering food for free of cost. The owner has taken this decision in view of the difficulties faced by the commuters who have only old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.
Soon after the currency ban announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, the people are found standing in long queues outside banks to exchange or withdraw currencies. However, many are still left with the old currencies. For such people, this dhaba owner took this step. “People are worried these days. They come and ask us that if we will provide food in case they have old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes,” he said. Concerning their difficulties, he arranged free food service to every customer. People are free to come and have food of their choice but for this they do not have to pay a single penny.
Though the time-period for which the arrangement will be applicable is not yet decided, the step is highly applauded by the people who are visiting the dhaba.
Meanwhile, the government has also provided relief to the common people by extending the time period of certain transaction where old series of high-value currencies have been permitted. It has also increased the limit of exchanging currency from Rs 4,000 to Rs 4,500 in a day and ATM withdrawal from Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,500.