Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today said it will soon issue a Rs 50 currency note in the new Mahatma Gandhi Series, which will be fluorescent blue in colour.
"The new denomination has motif of Hampi with chariot on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is fluorescent blue," the central bank said in a statement.
The bank notes of Rs 50 denomination issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender, it said.
The note has other designs, with geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse of the note.
The dimension of the bank note will be 66 mm x 135 mm, the RBI said.
The Rs 50 denomination bank notes in the new series will bear the signature of RBI Governor Urjit R Patel.