Bhopal wakes up to aftermath of currency note strike by Centre

The Centre’s decision on Tuesday night to demonetise Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes triggered panicked buying at petrol pumps and bullion lanes in Bhopal last night.
The mad rush subsided at petrol pumps on Wednesday morning, but people were still seen haggling with staffers who claimed they don’t have enough change to provide fuel.
Bhopal wakes up to aftermath of currency note strike by Centre
People who wished refuel in lower amounts had tough time.
Rakesh Sanghvi who reached MP Nagar petrol pump said that he wanted Rs 200 petrol but the outlet staffer insisted that he take fuel of Rs 500 as he did not have sufficient change.
Bullion lanes in Indore and parts of Bhopal were abuzz till late night as buyers thronged outlets seeking gold purchases.
The frenzied shopping spree led to the surge in gold prices up to Rs 4,000 in MP. Administration had to intervene at several places in Indore to shut shops which remained open till as late as 2am.
Shopping Malls too remained abuzz with the hectic buying till late night.
Those who could not deposit their Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes on Tuesday night with Cash Deposit Machines, were seen trying to pay their old dues on Wednesday.
“Customers who owed me money for long, followed me like anything on Wednesday with Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes for clearing old dues,” milk parlour owner Jagdish Kumar from TT Nagar told Pradesh18.