Since the demonitisation, residents in the country, including in Okhla, have been standing in long queue at banks and ATMs to withdraw cash and many to deposit old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, reports Maqsood Alam, president Delhi State Minority Cell, Indira Gandhi Congress Revolution (IGCR).
Residents are facing hardship as chaotic situation continues to be same even after more than seven days. To ease cash crisis, a family of retired police officer in Shaheen Bagh has started an innovative way to end residents’ hardship.
Mustafa Ansari, retired police officer, has opened additional window of Central Bank of India giving special service for exchange of old notes to Shaheen Bagh residents. He is being assisted by his daughter and other family members.
The only thing that you need to have is a CBI linked Aadhar card, said sources, adding that till now several residents have benefited from the move. On Tuesday also the situation has not improved as long queues were seen in several parts of the country, including Okhla. In Abul Fazal Enclave, several residents were seen standing in queue at ATM sine 6 am waiting for their turn.
In many places, women were seen standing with their schoolchildren to lay hands on new notes and deposit old ones. Tempers too ran high with residents getting involved in brawl over queue jumping, said sources.