Street vendors, auto-rickshaw drivers face demonetisation heat


Delhi, 10 Nov: PM Narendera Modi’s move to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes to check mate blackmoney holders have gone total astray as demonetisation of currency has become a deadlock for the poor and middle-class people.

Many street vendors griped they had to turn back prospective customers offering to buy their wares but wishing to pay in Rs 500 or Rs 1,000 notes.

Bhagatji, a roadside fruit vendor in Noida’s Sector 16 stated that: “I was forced to turn back over 100 customers since they were giving me Rs 500 notes.

Even auto-rickshaw drivers felt the heat, as they refused to ferry many passengers due to problem of notes of lower denominations. Very few auto-rickshaws were lined up outside different metro stations.

A salesperson at a wine shop at Cross River Mall in east Delhi said: “Sales was hit hard today as we have sold just about half of the quantity we sell everyday.”

The similar situation was experienced by people in every corner of India such as in Medical stores, shops, metro etc.

 Wefornews Bureau

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