Hire some­one to queue for you

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

NEW DELHI: Huge bank queues have be­come an ubiq­ui­tous sight across India af­ter the gov­ern­ment sud­denly with­drew the two high­est de­nom­i­na­tion notes from cir­cu­la­tion two weeks ago – but now you can hire-a-queuer on­line.

New Delhi-based startup BookMyChotu – a play on the Hindi word chotu mean­ing “lit­tle one” – is cash­ing in on the cash crunch, of­fer­ing a so­lu­tion for those will­ing to pay some­one to stand in line for them.

“Are you short of cash? Need a Helper to stand in queue of the bank/ atm till the time your turn comes??”, reads an ad on the com­pany’s Face­book page.

“Our boys will not go in­side bank, they will just stand in the queue for our cus­tomers as we un­der­stand that there can be some emer­gency and our helpers can help you by sav­ing your valu­able time.”

A chotu costs Rs90 (RM5.76) per hour or Rs550 for wait­ing for a max­i­mum of eight hours, and is only avail­able in Delhi and neigh­bour­ing cities.

In­di­ans have un­til the end of the year to ex­change their old 500 and 1,000 notes – 85% of the cash in cir­cu­la­tion – for the new 500 and 2,000 ru­pee bills, or de­posit them into ac­counts. – AFP

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