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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 11:

Junk food sellers in Odisha capital have come up with an innovative idea to deal with the lower denomination currency crunch post demonitisation of higher notes.

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The mouth-watering dahi bara and gupchup stalls in the capital city are offering mobile payment solution to their customers in case they run out of money to foot the bill.

The eateries have put up boards displaying option of paying bills through Paytm, a mobile commerce platform for bill payment.

“As Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currencies have been denotified, people are facing problems. We are giving them options to pay bills through mobile phones,” Shibasankar Patra, a gupchup seller said.

While auto rickshaws, taxis, vegetable sellers and other retailers have been reluctant to accept and transact these banned currencies, the local roadside eateries have come up with this novel solution to deal with the crisis situation.

“After the higher denominations have been banned, we are facing difficulties. Paytm is a better option to pay the bills,” Pintu Mandal, a dahi vara seller said.

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