The Guntur Urban and Rural Police districts are gearing up to assist banks and post offices as they are open on Thursday anticipating a possible flow of people wishing to exchange Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 old notes.
The Guntur Urban and Rural Police districts are gearing up to assist banks and post offices as they are open on Thursday anticipating a possible flow of people wishing to exchange Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 old notes. Likewise, the rush is expected at ATMs across the district.
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Following the decision of a Union Government to cease the legal tender of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes in India, the police have been asked to maintain an order and to provide security at the banks where there are likely to be long queues.
Superintendent of Guntur Rural District, K. Narayan, on Wednesday, said that police personnel in Guntur Urban and Rural districts have been asked to maintain vigil at all banks and post offices. In some instances, police could be deployed at petrol outlets which are witnessing for long queues. Banks and post offices managers have been asked to arrange barricades and set up helpdesks. If necessary, the working hours might be extended, he said.
An advisory from Union Home Ministry said that the old currency should be accepted at petrol outlets and medical shops against a receipt. The currency could also be accepted in shops and to the other vendor outlets against the production of a receipt.
People can contact offices of Rural and Urban SP in the case of any law and for any order issue. The phone numbers are- 0863-2233222 (Guntur Urban Police office) and 0863-2234828.
Deputy General Manager, Andhra Bank, Dhanunjaya said the customers could exchange demonetised currency of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 to a limit of Rs. 4,000 from Thursday. He said that the first batch of Rs. 2,000 notes could be circulated from Thursday. The Regional Manager, SBI, Srinivasa Reddy was also present.