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Day 1 of confusions: Hospitals, airports, petrol pumps, railway stations refuse Rs 500/1000 notes

Ipsita Sarkar @piercingharmony | Updated on: 9 November 2016, 12:15 IST
Rs 500, 1000 notes  refuses by Hospitals, airports, petrol pumps, railway stations
Rs 500, 1000 notes refuses by Hospitals, airports, petrol pumps, railway stations

As India woke up to a sudden ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, the common man tasted the first wave of resistance to the government's decision. Despite repeated assurances from the Modi government that Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will be accepted for the next 72 hours, several counters refused to accept the notes.

1. Petrol Pump

Several petrol and CNG pumps in the Delhi-NCR region went on a strike to oppose the government's move.

"I have been trying to fill up CNG since 7:00 am today," says Noida-based Uber driver Yogendra, adding, "I am ready to give hundred rupee notes. But all pumps are closed in Noida."

Yogendra raced off to Delhi to fill up tanks, where most pumps were open. "Pumps are open in Delhi, but no one is accepting Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes," he said. More reports of petrol pumps not accepting the banned notes poured in on Twitter.

Indian Oil Corportation Ltd had earlier tweeted:

 
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