These are 23 places where you can still use your old Rs 500 note

These are 23 places where you can still use your old Rs 500 note

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government extended the use of old currency notes till December 15. The Cabinet took a decision to extend the relief deadline from November 24 to December 15. However, you can only use old Rs 500 notes at public utilities and other services and Rs 1000 cannot be used anywhere.

It was also decided that old notes will be only exchanged at RBI counters and old bank notes can only be deposited in banks. Still, there are many places where you can use your old Rs 500 banknote till December 15.

These are 23 places where you can still use it:

Payments towards pre paid mobile top-up to a limit of Rs. 500 per top-up.

Purchase from Consumer Cooperative Stores will be limited to Rs. 5000 at a time.


Payment of fees in Central or State Government colleges.

Foreign citizens will be permitted to exchange foreign currency up to Rs. 5000 per week. Necessary entry to this effect will be made in their passports.

Payment of current and arrear dues to utilities will be limited to only water and electricity. This facility will continue to be available only for individuals and households.

It has been decided that toll payment at toll plazas to be made through old Rs. 500 notes from Dec 3-15, 2016.

Payment of School fees up to Rs. 2000 per student in Central Government, State Government, Municipality and local body schools.

Government hospitals

Railway tickets

Public transport

Airline tickets at airports

Milk booths

Crematoria/burial grounds

Petrol pumps

Metro rail tickets

Medicine prescribed by a doctor

LPG gas cylinders

Railway catering

Power and water bills

Entry tickets of ASI monument

Consumer cooperative stores

Taxes and penalties to government bodies Court fees

Seeds at state-owned outlets