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The new note in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series has a base colour of Lavender, unlike the current Rs 100 denomination note which has a green base
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon release a lavender-coloured new Rs 100 note bearing the signature of governor Urjit Patel, agency reports.
The dimension of the new notes, as per RBI’s notification, will be 66 mm x 142 mm, which is smaller than the existing ones that have a dimension of 73 mm x 157 mm.
Both notes are part of the Mahatma Gandhi series, and will be considered as legal tenders simultaneously.
The new notes will have motif of ‘Rani Ki Vav’ — an intricately constructed stepwell located on the banks of Saraswati river in Gujarat’s Patan and a Unesco World Heritage site.
For the visually impaired, the new notes will have intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised triangular identification mark with micro-text 100, four angular bleed lines both on the right and left sides, RBI’s notification said.
“As is normal, when a new design of banknote is introduced, printing and supply of these notes for distribution to public through the banking channel will gradually increase,” said the RBI.