Law Kumar Mishra
Patna: Though PM Narendra Modi had on November 8 night announced hospitals and railways would continue to accept high denomination notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 despite ban, yet a large number of passengers standing in queue at booking counters at Patna Junction and Rajendra Nagar station have been refused tickets since last night as they had presented high denomination notes for tickets.Booking clerks insisted on presentation of Rs 100 value notes only.
Passengers returning from Chhath holidays had to spend long hours since last night for tickets and they shouted slogans against the rail administration. While the private hospitals had refused accepting high denomination
notes since November 8 night for different charges and medicines, the state run Patna Medical College Hospital too declined to accept these notes. Notices have been put at different clinical test centres informing the patients and their attendants that hospital would not accept Rs 500 or Rs 1000 notes.
Auto drivers too have declined accepting these notes since last night. The PM had announced government run milk depots would continue to accept these notes but on Wednesday morning all depots put notices refusing these notes with immediate effect. Petrol pumps also refused to accept such notes .