After  the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetised 500 and 1000 rupee notes on Tuesday, there was chaos in the entire nation. People did not know what to do with the 500 and 1000 rupee notes they had with them until the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) explained that these notes can be exchanged from the bank from Thursday onwards till December 30, 2016. Now in order to ensure customer satisfaction and also to avoid panic and disorder, State Bank of India have airlifted cash to the NorthEast from Kolkata on Wednesday.


SBI North East Circle chief general manager PVSLN Murty ensured the people in northeast that they will not have to panic as there is no shortage of 100 rupee notes.


Murty  also clarified that the cash requirements of the northeastern region is met through supplies from Kolkata and is usually carried by road or rail routes.


He also said that people need not rush to the banks to exchange their 500 and 1000 rupee notes on Thursday as they will have time till December 30. Murty also confirmed that ATM machine will start working from Friday and the new 2000 rupee notes will be disbursed through these counters along with the 100 rupee notes.


Two helpline numbers — 0361-2237596/2237979 have also been opened by SBI in the northeastern region. Murty said that people can make their transactions through 746 branches spread across the seven northeastern states and over 3,100 ATMs and 245 cash deposit machines.