As ATMS across country were opened today after two days, people thronged in large numbers to get new currency notes in the denominations of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 100.
To avoid any untoward incident, police security was provided to most of the ATMs. Crowds were regulated. Banks too saw crowds for the second consecutive day, as people thronged to exchange Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes which were declared invalid by PM Narendra Modi.
Government of India has cancelled the Legal Tender status of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 denominations of bank notes of the existing series and announced that from 10-11-2016 onwards public can exchange their notes and deposit the old currencies as well at the Banks and Post Offices.
In this connection, The Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai Police, conducted meeting with Senior Police Officers and discussed about the provision of bandobust arrangements for the smooth exchange of cash at various Banks and Post offices.
Bank Security In-charge Officers were summoned and Senior Bank Officers were contacted to work out the modalities to be followed, in transporting cash from chest to various branches of Banks and ATMs., in the City.
Adequate Bandobust arrangements have been made at all the branches of Banks and Post Offices, to regulate the crowd and to prevent any untoward incident.