Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes are no longer legal tender : A Bad News For People Who Are Travelling

#AnIdeaADay #wponthego #DenominationChange #BlackMoney

Some people are really really lucky..!

My Chotepapa is one of them.(Sarcastically speaking)

In the evening I got a message that denominations of Rs 500 and 1000 will not be accepted from tomorrow onwards. My first reaction was sending a laughing emoticon in reply of the message. But then after a couple of minutes my WhatsApp got flooded with the same message. Meanwhile we were preparing to see off my uncle and chatted a bit about the news. Well, we were actually having a good laugh while my uncle shared a story on how sometimes back there  was a hoax that demominations of Rs 1000 will not be accepted anymore and people had rushed into the banks to submit their money only to realise later that it was a hoax. He was very sure that it was another hoax and I got convinced too.

After having dinner we left home, I escorted him till the point where I found an auto rickshaw and parted goodbye. An hour later I got the phone call from my uncle that nobody is accepting the denominations of Rs 500 and 1000. I asked him how much money he has to which he replied Rs 200 (other than denominations of 500). I was shit scared since he has to change the mode of transportation at Patna to reach home, so he must have some money in order to have a safe and comfortable journey home.

I am in no place to judge the prime minister’s decision and inspite of making those denominations legal at the railways stations nobody accepted it even before the midnight. My uncle is not an exception, there are millions of people like my uncle who must be travelling when our prime minister declared this change and like my uncle they all must be suffering. At this point I can only wish him all the best.

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