Get Rs 2000 per day on petrol pumps

New Delhi: With long queues continuing at banks and ATMs, now petrol pumps will also dispense Rs 2,000 cash per person per day, state-run Doordarshan announced in a tweet on Thursday. The State Bank of India (SBI) has teamed up with public sector oil companies, including Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited to dispense cash. According to a press release tweeted by Dharmendra Pradhan, minister of state (independent charge) for petroleum and natural gas, the facility will be available at 2,500 petrol pumps. In the near future, 20,000 petrol pumps across the country are expected to dispense cash. The measure comes following the demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes by the government on November 8, that has triggered long queues at banks and ATMs across the country to deposit or exchange the scrapped notes and withdraw cash.

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