Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Coming up with a welcome move to help the air travellers, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Thursday allowed opening of allowed opening of currency exchange counters by scheduled commercial banks at its airports across the country.
The exchange counters won't be permanent in nature and only operate till December 31.
According to the AAI, the exchange counters will be on a temporary basis and slated to operate till December 31.
"The decision of the government of India to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes across the nation has led to currency hardship for airport users and air travellers," the state-owned firm said in a statement.
"Hence, extending its support to the campaign and facilitating airport users and air travelers, AAI has decided to allow any scheduled commercial bank to open and operate on temporary basis, currency exchange counter."