Indore: It is surprising to note that the railway counters are dishing out banned notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 against cancellations.
However, the railways is arguing in the absence of new notes they are not in a position to refund amount in currency notes.
As per the declaration of the Union Government, the railways will accept banned currency notes for issuing tickets till November 24. But it is difficult for them to make cash payments n latest currency. Nagesh Namjoshi, member of Railway Board’s Passenger Service Committee, said that this is truly an unconstitutional move.
The issue was brought to the knowledge of collector P Narahari when a delegation of Mahanagar Vikas Parishad, which went to met him on Tuesday.
The delegation’s brief worried Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who is also patron of the Parishad. On this issue, Narahari instructed Lead District Manager Mukesh Bhatt to ensure supply of new currency notes to the railways so that they can make refunds in new notes only.