Banned notes to be accepted in govt hospitals, petrol pumps and toll booths till 24 November

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Old Rs 500 and 1,000 notes will now be accepted at government hospitals, petrol pumps and toll booths till 24 November, reported NDTV.

Earlier the government had extended use of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes for paying household utility bills, fuel, taxes and fees as well as purchases from co-operative stores by another 72 hours to 14 November as it struggled to make available alternative currency.

While withdrawing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from the night of November 8-9, the government had allowed use of the old currency at government hospitals, railway ticketing, public transport, airline ticketing at airports, milk booths, crematoria/burial grounds and petrol pumps for 72 hours.

This list was later expanded to include payments for metro rail tickets, highway and road toll, purchase of medicines on doctor prescription from the government and private pharmacies, LPG gas cylinders, railway catering, electricity and water bills and ASI monument entry tickets.

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