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23 places you can still use your old ₹500 notes

  • ₹1000 notes have been completely banned from Friday.
  • But ₹500 notes can still be used in certain spots till December 15.
  • Here is a complete list of such places.
23 places you can still use your old 500 notes



Following the order by the Centre, ₹1000 currency notes have been completely banned from Friday. However ₹ 500 currency notes can be used till 15th December. The exchange is restricted to a few particular places. Here is a list:


  1. Pre-paid mobile top up (up to ₹ 500 only)
  2. Consumer cooperative outlets (maximum up to ₹ 5000)
  3. Payment of fees in state/central government colleges
  4. Foreigners can exchange their foreign currency (up to ₹ 5000 in a week)
  5. Water and electricity balance amount can be paid (but restricted only for domestic use)
  6. Toll fee (3rd December to 15th December only)
  7. Payment of fees in Municipality schools (up to ₹ 2000 only)
  8. Government hospitals
  9. Railway tickets
  10. Public transport
  11. Flight tickets
  12. Milk booths
  13. Crematorium/mortuary
  14. Petrol pumps
  15. Metro train tickets
  16. Purchase/sale of pharmaceuticals (doctor’s prescription is mandatory)
  17. LPG gas cylinder
  18. Railway catering
  19. Telephone bills
  20. HOPCOMs outlets
  21. Court fine and payment of taxes
  22. Purchase of seeds in government owned outlets
  23. Entry fees in Government owned monuments


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