Hapless citizens thronged ATMs across the country to withdraw new currency notes on Friday but only to discover that most of the machines weren’t working leading to currency chaos. There were plenty of complaints of non-availability of cash or, in other cases, ATMs have simply been dysfunctional, reported News18.
This after the central government assured that ATMs will be operational from Friday onward after they were made unusable for the first two days since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on demonetisation.
Those affected have been reporting their woes using social media’s help. Twitter in particular has been inundated with photos of long queues and complaints of non-availability of cash.
ATMs and banks were closed post Modi’s announcement primarily to stockpile cash. Banks had opened on Thursday but ATMs remained closed in most parts of the country even on the second day yesterday.
— Kirandeep (@raydeep) November 11, 2016
atleast 10 15 people standing in lines for ATM. And the ATMs are closed by afternoon as all cash is gone. Desperate times.
— A K (@LegalLiar) November 11, 2016
Didn't have a single OHD note at home, and with ATMs closed/choked for a third day, I have zero money left. Terrible idea, @PMOIndia.
— rohit negi (@rikshaa) November 11, 2016
Everyone is frustrated from his No back up plan.some ATMs empty within hours.no system check in Banks.absolute chaos
— Rohit (@SankiSanyasi) November 11, 2016
@narendramodi Sir, ATMs still not started to work out. As per your instructions it has to be started by today.
— KUNAL LOOMBA (@kunalfrance) November 11, 2016
— Jatin Anand (@JatinPaul) November 11, 2016
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