Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Good Samaritan helps foreigner stranded at Goa airport with old currency notes

New Delhi: When prime minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 on November 8, people who were travelling that night got hit the most. After reaching their destinations, many people found it difficult to move about because the currency they had were declared unusable.
In such an incident, a foreign woman was stranded at the Goa airport on November 10, with demonetised currency notes and not credit/debit cards with her to pay for extra baggage. Sanjay Yadav, political advisor to Deputy CM of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav as per his Facebook bio, was at the scene and offered to help the woman by paying for the extra baggage, a sum of Rs 1,600, using his card.
As per a Facebook post he made the next day, the woman did not have the new Rs 2,000 notes or Rs 100 notes but just Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. In the post, he said, Indigo airlines ground staff denied to accept the old notes and the woman was reduced to tears.
Yadav wrote that an unidentified "gentleman" came forward to help the woman and exchanged the demonetised currency notes she had with a new Rs 2,000 note. He also said that the Indigo staff were baffled again, this time wondering whether to accept the new note or not. They were surprised to see someone with the new currency note on November 10, the day banks opened to start exchanging old currency notes.
22/11/16 India Today
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