Places Where You Can Still Use Old Rs 500 Notes
Indian government has stopped over the counter exchange of old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000. People will now can only deposit notes in their accounts. Rs 500 notes can still be used in certain places until December 15. Here’s a list of places where you can still use the Rs 500 notes.
- People can use old Rs 500 notes to purchase petrol, diesel and gas at petrol pumps under state-run oil companies.
- Old Rs 500 notes will be accepted in toll plazas (from 3.12.2016 to 15.12.2016).
- LPG gas cylinders can also be purchased using old Rs 500 notes.
- Fees in central or state government colleges can be paid with old 500 notes.
- One could use old Rs 500 notes to pay school fees (up to Rs 2,000 per student) in central, state government, municipality and local-body schools.
- Pre-paid mobile top-up to a limit of Rs 500 per top-up is possible using old Rs 500 notes till December 15.
- Old Rs 500 notes can be used to purchase things from consumer cooperative stores with identity proof and purchase can be done up to Rs 5,000 at a time.
- Old Rs 500 notes can also be used in milk booths that are under government.
- Payments for utility charges, including water and electricity can be done using old Rs 500 notes. But one could use it only to pay arrears or current charges.
- Charges, taxes or penalties, payable to central or state governments including municipal and local bodies can be paid using old Rs 500 notes.
- It is also accepted in government hospitals and pharmacies, but one must have doctor’s prescription and a form of ID.
- Railway ticketing counters, bus ticket counters (both private and public transport) and counters at airports will accept old Rs 500 notes till December 15.
- Crematoria and burial grounds too accept old Rs 500 notes.
- Metro rail tickets can be purchased.
- Court fees can be paid.
- Entry tickets of ASI monuments can be purchased using old Rs 500 notes.
- Arriving and departing passengers at international airports can use old Rs 500 notes.
- Foreign tourists can also exchange foreign currency up to Rs. 5000 per week.
- Railway catering can be paid.
- Seeds at state-owned outlets can be purchased too.
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