Got Rs 500/1000 notes? Here's are the places you can still use them

Speed News Desk | First published: 9 November 2016, 13:37 IST

On 8 November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ban of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes, much to the surprise of the entire country. Speaking to the citizens of India, Modi revealed that around 80% of the fake currency currently circulating in India are that of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. His move to curb black money transactions was met with approval at several counters. But for many, the move requires them to exchange notes of higher value for notes smaller value.

Here are some quick ideas on where to exchange Rs 500 & Rs 1,000 notes without going to banks or post-offices:

Point to Note:

Most places accepting Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes are not returning any change amount. They are requesting consumers purchase goods in multiples of Rs 100 and Rs 500.

They'll continue to accept the notes for 72 hours, i.e., until Friday midnight.

1. Public oil sector Petrol pumps & gas stations

As per government's order, all petrol and diesel pumps, gas stations authorised by public sector oil companies will accept notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000. However, as told to Catch reporters, quite a few petrol pumps are not returning change and asking consumers to fill tanks in multiples of Rs 500 or Rs 1000.