It Happens Only In India: In PM Modi’s Adopted Village, People Using Slippers To Make Queue

5:46 pm 13 Nov, 2016


Amid the great Indian rush to exchange old currency notes, a well-mannered queue in Jayapur, the Varanasi village adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, has caught the attention of many.

In these pictures, several waiting people have marked their place in the line by laying down their slippers.

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To avoid confusion, the slippers have the name of the owners and the amount they want.

Unsurprisingly, these people are standing the queue right since morning. To avoid getting tired of standing in the queue, they adopted this unique way to exchange the old currency.

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People in need of money range from those who have marriage in their house and those who need cash for their daily needs.

People are worried that if they don’t get the notes then their daily lives will stagnate. They also wished about having a card swiping machine in their village.

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Before adoption the village was lacking a bank, but now they have a bank. The bank is also a boon for people in nearby villages which are dependent on it.

With anger and chaos leading to massive queues outside banks, finance minister Arun Jaitley had tried to soothe tempers, but said it could take two to three weeks for ATMs to function normally.

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Jaitley said that each ATM will need to be recalibrated to dispense the new notes, and that is why the whole process would take time. He urged people to be patient, citing larger economic benefits from the move to replace old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes with new ones.

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