Dinesh Gangurde, whose season ticket for the local train

Dinesh Gangurde, whose season ticket for the local train

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Dinesh Gangurde, whose season ticket for the local train
got over today, wondered as to why the Railways have not introduced digital payment facility at its counter, if it wanted to match its words with action.
“I was upset when I could not pay for my season ticket through Paytm. When the government is boasting so much, why doesn’t it install facilities that accept fares through e-wallets,” asked another traveller Bhaskar Trivedi.
The cash crunch got compounded today with most of the ATMs across the city either being either shut or non-functional for want of re-calibration to suit new notes.
“Working class cannot go to the bank everyday for withdrawls. If at all we go, tokens are given to the first 100-200 customers and the rest are turned away. This leaves us with the option of going to ATMs. But they too are closed or out of function,” said Vivek, a resident from Dombivli.
But there were some others who were ready to face these hardships to make way for the digital regime.
Gopal Chandak, a businessman from Sewri said, “Those who are suffering need to think otherwise. They should change their mindset that only keeping money in hard cash will solve problems. It will take some time for people to get into the mode of e money which is equally important for the economy.” PTI APM DK NM
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