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Why Vetrivel from Tamil Nadu bought car with collection of Rs 10 coins

Vetrivel spent nearly a month collecting Rs 10 coins worth Rs 6 lakh to buy the car, but the dealership was hesitant at first; they gave in, seeing the customer's determination

Frustrated with people not accepting Rs 10 coins, a man in Tamil Nadu decided to buy a car using just coins. Vetrivel visited a showroom with an older vehicle full of Rs 10 coins to buy a car, taking the employees of the prominent vehicle dealer in Dharmapuri for a major surprise.

Hailing from Arur, Vetrivel said that his mother ran a shop and came across several instances when customers refused to take Rs 10 coins, leading to a large heap of those coins at home.

The man from Tamil Nadu in news in the state — and now also nationwide — said how he had been taken back when he saw children playing with Rs 10 coins as if they were worthless. Hence, he decided to create awareness by buying a car with only Rs 10 coins.

“My mother runs a shop and since people don’t want to accept the Rs 10 coins, they have been piling up at home. No one is ready to accept the coins. Even in banks, officials are reluctant to use them. They claim they don’t have the numbers to count the coins,” Vetrivel told India Today.

“When RBI has not said that the coins are worthless, why aren’t banks accepting them? Even if we complain, no action is taken.”

One of the many polythene bags Vetrivel carried to the dealer

Vetrivel spent nearly a month collecting Rs 10 coins worth Rs 6 lakh to buy the car. Though the dealership was hesitant at first, considering Vetrivel’s determination, they agreed to the deal.

“My mother runs a shop and the coins are at home only. No one is ready to accept the coins. Even banks are not ready to accept claiming that there are not many people to count them. When the has not said that the coins are worthless, why aren’t banks accepting them? Even if we complain, no action is taken”, Vetrivel told IndiaToday.in.

Along with his relatives, Vetrivel carried sacks of Rs 10 coins into the centre and they were all counted and finally, the vehicle keys were handed over to him.

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