India saw one of the biggest upheavals in modern times as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the decision to demonetize the existing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. Soon as the news broke out, people rushed to the closest ATMs to either withdraw cash in Rs 100 notes or to deposit them. The plight of the millions of Indians were seen on social media with most of them criticizing Modi for this move, while some applauding him. The government has now issued new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes and they have hit the ATMs for people to withdraw. Also Read - Twitter will now sell a ticket for you to join Spaces, aims to help creators earn moneyAlso Read - You can now share tweets as Instagram Stories: Here's how to do so with these simple steps
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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said that people can now withdraw the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes from the ATM machines from Thursday midnight. In an interview to CNN-News 18, Arun Jaitely said, ATMs will start functioning from today (Thursday) midnight. People can withdraw the new currency notes. As expected, people thronged the ATMs and lined up in queues like never before. But even as hopeful citizens waited in despair to withdraw money, many were left disappointed. Many took to Twitter to vent out their anger, disappointment and despair on ATMs not working properly. Some ATMs were not even open but people still queued up waiting in desperation. Not only were the private banks ATMs closed, but even the government banks ATMs were not open. Despite so much inconvenience, people still hoped that the public sector banks ATMs would be open. Here are a few tweets about people complaining that ATMs are still not yet open.
ATM is shut
Dhiraj (@AAPlogical) November 11, 2016
While there were many ATMs did open up, people s worries did not meet an end. Many complained about ATMs not being functional and not having any cash. These tweets majorly show the plight of people in the national capital. Some people complained of having around 50 ATMs in their area, but not one of those was open. The tweets shared below are of those among the thousands sharing their grievances.
SK (@sarvatrra) November 11, 2016
None of the #ATMs seem open in Noida and Delhi. People standing in line for many hours now.
Kirandeep (@raydeep) November 11, 2016
On November 8, when the news broke out, the daily wage earners, small time business men and shopkeepers were the ones who were hit the most. People across social media shared stories about laborers not getting any change with the demonetized Rs 500 notes, and staying hungry. For those who have the convenience of using electronic payments and online payments, they were not in the dark side as yet. But this has taken a turn, as people started complaining of running out of cash and how they were down to their last couple of tens and fifties. ALSO READ: Twitter erupts after crackdown on Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes; 2,000 tweets sent out per minute
It was obviously expected that people would crowd the ATMs soon as they started functioning. Even though the government was quick and firm to break the decision of demonetizing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, it failed to proceed with the new development in success. Do mention in the comments below any progress of the current situation.