Grocery stores, chemists, eateries not accepting denounced Rs 500 and Rs 1000 from people
Chandigarh: People have no other option left but to use the plastic money to buy the groceries and other household items. The Grocery stores, chemists, eateries not accepting Rs 500, Rs 1000 denomination currency.
However the booze lovers have an edge as the liquor vends are accepting the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination.
The grocery store owners say that they have presently stopped accepting the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination currency but once the banks will open, they will talk to bank officials and if they allow accepting the currency then they will also start accepting.
On Wednesday, people were harassed especially the retired persons as grocery stores, chemists, eateries did not accepted Rs 500, Rs 1000 denomination and they were forced to use the debit or credit cards.
Nirmal Jit Kaur, retired teacher and resident of Sector 18, Chandigarh while buying medicines in Sector 22 said, “The decision is a bit harsh. No doubt it will favour the country but we must have been given some time to exchange the currency we have in hand. Today we are facing inconvenience in buying the stuffs.”
However some of the grocery store owners and Chemists said that they have started giving credit to the regular customers. Sunil Bajaj, grocery store owner in Sector 21 said, “We have started noting the amount for groceries purchased by regular customers and have asked them to pay when banks dispense new currency.”
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