Kathmandu, September 27
Like in the past years, Nepal’s central bank is exchanging new banknotes for old ones for the use during the Dashain festival. The Nepal Rastra Bank says the distribution will begin today and continue until October 4.
According to the central bank, people can exchange notes from seven branches of Nepal Bank Limited in the Kathmandu Valley. Those are New Road, Kirtipur, Maharajgunj, Jorpati, Patan, Lazimpat and Bhaktapur.
Similarly, one can also exchange notes from Teku, New Baneshwor, Sano Thimi, Bishal Bazar, Naxal, Balaju, Lubhu and Thoka branches of Rastriya Banijya Bank.
As for Agriculture Development Bank, people can exchange notes from six of its branches. The branches are Gaushala, Gaththaghar, Ram Shah Path, Ratnapark, Thankot and Pulchok.
Meanwhile, the central bank has urged members of the public not to scribble on the notes or make them dirty. Those doing so are liable of punishment as per existing laws, according to the bank.
The NRB will also be exchanging notes outside the valley. People can exchange new banknotes from NRB’s branches in Biratnagar, Janakpur, Birgunj, Pokhara, Siddharthanagar, Nepalgunj and Dhangadhi.