Mumbai runs out of cash, queues get longer each sec

Updated: Nov 12, 2016, 06:40 IST | Team mid-day

Serpentine queues outside Mumbai's banks and ATMs stretched further after some ATMs ran dry quickly as ill-equipped banks ran out of cash before panicking customers had a go at the new currency

People queue outside a bank for exchanging R500 and R1,000 notes at Vakola. Pic/Bipin Kokate
People queue outside a bank for exchanging Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes at Vakola. Pic/Bipin Kokate

People queue outside ICICI Bank in sector-44, Nerul, Navi Mumbai. Pic/Sneha Kharabe
People queue outside ICICI Bank in sector-44, Nerul, Navi Mumbai. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

People waiting outside State Bank of India branch at Vazira, Borivali (W). Pic/Nimesh Dave
People waiting outside State Bank of India branch at Vazira, Borivali (W). Pic/Nimesh Dave

A notice pasted outside a post office in Vile Parle citing unavailability of new currency notes. Pic/Ashish Rane
A notice pasted outside a post office in Vile Parle citing unavailability of new currency notes. Pic/Ashish Rane

The longest queue we spotted this morning was at a bank in Santacruz. It wound in a U and stretched for half a kilometre. PIC/RANE ASHISHThe longest queue we spotted on Friday morning was at a bank in Santacruz. It wound in a U and stretched for half a kilometre. Pic/Ashish Rane

A crowd outside ICICI bank in Bandra (E). Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
A crowd outside ICICI bank in Bandra (E). Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

People crowd outside an ATM at Ghatkopar (E) in Mumbai. Pics /Sayyed Sameer Abedi
People crowd outside an ATM at Ghatkopar (E) in Mumbai. Pics /Sayyed Sameer Abedi

IDBI bank ATMs closed at Thane. Pic/Sameer Markande
IDBI bank ATMs closed at Thane. Pic/Sameer Markande

Xerox centres saw long queues after banks demanded photocopies of official documents to get old notes exchanged. Pic/Suresh Karkera
Xerox centres saw long queues after banks demanded photocopies of official documents to get old notes exchanged. Pic/Suresh Karkera

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