Thu, Dec 8, 2016 | updated 01:24 PM IST

Happy that exchange of currency happening in patient, orderly manner: PM Modi

Updated: Nov 10, 2016 18:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Japan on a three-day visit, on Thursday, expressed his happiness as the people in India are getting their currency notes exchanged and said such warmth, enthusiasm and the patience to bear limited inconvenience for a greater good is indeed very heartening.

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Modi said, "So happy to learn that citizens are expressing their gratitude to bankers and getting notes exchanged in a very patient and orderly manner. It is also heartening to learn that people are actively volunteering to help senior citizens withdraw money and exchange their currency."

"Such warmth, enthusiasm and the patience to bear limited inconvenience for a greater good is indeed very heartening. I assure you the government is unwavering in its effort to create an India that is corruption free and fruits of development touch every citizen," he added.

On Thursday, hundreds of citizens queued up outside banks and post offices to exchange Rs. 500 and 1,000 notes, which were demonetised by the government two days ago. In order to avoid rush, many people had lined up hours before the banks and post offices opened.

To clear the rush of desperate customers for banking transactions, all banks have been directed to work for 12 hours on this weekend, and if required, remain open even on November 20, which is a Sunday. (ANI)