The new Rs 500 and Rs 2000 currency notes that will start circulating starting Friday are being termed as 'high security' notes. Reason? The notes have several new features that will make them harder to fake than the now defunct Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said that it will closely monitor the freshly issued notes.
The new notes are now available in most of the ATMs, where one has to struggle real hard to withdraw cash, courtesy - long queues.
The new Rs 2000 note will bear the signature of RBI Governor Urijit Patel. The back of the notes will bear the year of printing - 2016. The new magenta-coloured notes will also bear a motif of Mangalyaan - India's maiden venture in inter-planetary space missions.
Read more:Meet the new Rs 2000 currency note
The dimension of the banknote is 66 mm * 166 mm.