In the biggest-ever move to curb black money and crime funding, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night had announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 bank notes would become illegal tenders from midnight that very day and massively curbed cash withdrawals through ATMs and from bank counters.
"In order to meet the anticipated heavy demand from members of the public to conduct their banking transactions, it has been decided that banks shall remain open for public transactions on Saturday, 12 November, and Sunday, 13 November, 2016," RBI said in a statement.
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With inputs from PTI