People in serpentine queues were seen in front of the Banks and ATMs in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad even on the 24th day after demonitisation of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes, on Friday.
‘No cash, No payments’ boards greeted the customers at many of the Bank branches, disappointing them and forcing them to use harsh language against the Union Government and the RBI. People were upset that the tall promises being made by the authorities remain unfulfilled in regard to supply of adequate cash to meet their needs.
Some banks have not received cash flows, and even in Banks where new currency was received, the quantum was very meager. Within one hour of opening the Banks, the cash available was disbursed, leaving large number of customers in the lurch. At many banks, people waited with a hope that cash would arrive, but many were disappointed. Customers went their anger saying none was in a position to say when the troubles would come to end. They blamed the Centre for taking major decisions without proper arrangements to ensure that the public were not put to difficulties. (NSS)