New Delhi– With long queues continuing at banks and ATMs, now petrol pumps will also dispense Rs 2,000 cash per person per day, state-run Doordarshan announced in a tweet on Thursday.

“Cash to be dispensed at 2,500 petrol pumps; Cash to be given by swiping of debit/credit card via POS (Point of Sale) machine,” @DDNewsLive tweeted.

“Rs 2,000 per person per day in cash can be dispensed. Facility to be extended to over 20,000 petrol pumps,” the tweet said.

The measure comes following the demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes by the government on November 8, that has triggered long queues at banks and ATMs across the country to deposit or exchange the scrapped notes and withdraw cash. (IANS)