New Delhi [India], Dec. 2 (ANI
): The deadline for using old Rs. 500 notes at petrol pumps and buying airline tickets at airports has been cut short to today from December 15 announced earlier.
A government notification said old notes 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.
While junking old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes on November 8 last month, the government had allowed their use for utility bill payments for 72 hours.
The deadline was extended twice and when the last one was to expire on November 24, it amended it to state that only the old 500 rupee notes could be used for payment of utility bills like electricity and water, school fees, pre-paid mobile top-up, fuel purchase and airline ticket booking.
Also, the government has dropped its earlier announced plan to allow the use of old 500 rupee notes for payment of toll at national highways from Saturday. (ANI