A mad rush was witnessed at petrol bunks across the country following the decision to declare Rs 500 and 1,000 notes as invalid. Several salaried employees who withdrew money from ATMs were seen making a beeline to the petrol bunks with the hope of having the money exchanged. The Prime Minister had announced that the notes would be accepted at petrol bunks for the next 72 hours.
While some bunks were accepting Rs 500 and 1,000 notes for fuel charges, there were others who were not willing to. Many people made a dash to the petrol bunks hoping to have their notes exchanged. The people felt that this would be an easier option as the banks would be crowded dealing with a large number of customers.
There is already plenty of chaos on the streets following the announcement. The day has just begun and it is still a while before the banks are open. Until such time, the petrol bunks across the country will have a tough time dealing with the situation.