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Old Rs 500 notes valid till tomorrow for fuel, air ticket buying

At petrol pumps and for airline tickets, old Rs 500 notes will be accepted till December 2 as against December 15 announced earlier.

Old Rs 500 notes, with effect from December 3, 2016,cannot be used for purchase of petrol, diesel and gas at the stations operating under authorisation of public sector oil marketing companies and for buying airline tickets at airport counters, a government notification said.

Though junking old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes on November 8, the government had allowed their use for utility bill payments for 72 hours.

However the old note will continue to be accepted for the other utility bill payments as well as at railway ticketing counters and counters of government or public sector undertaking buses for purchase of bus tickets till December 15.

This will be discontinued for purchase of fuel and airline tickets at airport counters.


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