New Delhi: In order to provide relief to the commuters who are facing inconvenience post demonetisation, the government on Monday extended the toll suspension for all national highways till midnight of November 18, 2016.
This move by the government will be a relief for many who would be travelling and may be lacking liquid money in hand.
Earlier, the toll on national highways was suspended till November 14 midnight after the government took a major decision to demonetise two big currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 in a major step to crackdown on black money and corruption.
Prime Minister in his address to the nation on Tuesday had announced that in order to put a menace and crackdown on black money, the government will demonitise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes and they will be replaced by new Rs 500 and Rs 2,0000 notes which will be available in the ATMs from November 11.
However, PM also said that there was no need to panic as people will be able to deposit or exchange banned notes through Banks, Post Offices between Novermber 10 and December 30.
Prime Minister on Saturday also said that he was aware of the hardship people were facing in India because of the demonetisation move, but emphasized that it was necessary in the larger interests of the nation.