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RBI Brings Braille Features for New 500 & 1000 Rupee Bank Notes

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The visually impaired have been struggling with notes of various denominations, as there is no other means for them to count money besides the varied sizes of the currency. To overcome this, the Reserve Bank will issue Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 bank notes with additional features to aid the visually impaired in identification.

RBI had recently put into circulation Rs 500 bank notes with numerals in ascending size in number panels but without bleed lines and enlarged identification mark. It has now added 2 more features

  • Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denomination bank notes will have numerals in both the numbering panels in ascending size from left to right while first the three alpha­numeric characters will remain constant in size.
  • Rs 500 denomination bank notes will have five angular bleed linesin three sets of 2­1­2 lines on the obverse in both, the upper left and the right hand edge of the bank note
  • Rs 1,000 bank notes will have six angular bleed linesin four sets of 1­2­2­1 lines on the obverse in both, the upper left and right hand edge of the bank notes.
  • Both kinds of bank notes will have enlarged identificationmark with a circular shape for Rs 500 and a diamond shape for Rs 1,000 near the left edge of the currency.

RBI Brings Braille Features for New 500 & 1000 Rupee Bank Notes.

It is a form of written language or printing for blind people, in which characters are represented by patterns of raised dots that are felt with the fingertips.