The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday informed the Bombay High Court that it has included several tactile features in currency notes to help visually impaired persons to easily identify the denomination [National Association of Blind v. Reserve Bank of India & Ors.].The submissions by the central bank came in a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by National Association of the Blind (NAB) which contended that the new currency notes and coins issued by RBI are unidentifiable for visually impaired persons owing to changes in their physical features.RBI, represented by Senior Advocate Venkatesh Dhond, informed a bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice MS Karnik Court that apart from developing a mobile application, the bank has also consulted various associations working for visually impaired persons."The RBI has developed several tactile features in the currency notes including identification marks and raised lines. The ₹100 note has a triangle and four raised lines, ₹500 note has a circle and five lines and ₹2000 note has a rectangle and seven lines,” he added.The mobile application, the bank reply clarified, will help visually-challenged persons to identify currency notes as cash continues to remain to a dominant mode of transaction.“Based on deliberations with the organisations, new features such as bleed lines in higher denomination notes, ascending size of numerals in the number panels, enlarged identification marks were introduced in the banknotes in 2015. The bleed lines do not require braille literacy as these are unique for each denomination and adequate publicity has been given for dissemination of information,” the RBI affidavit underscored..The PIL also sought withdrawal of coins that are not disabled-friendly and replace them with coins and currency notes with distinctive features.Petitioner advocate Uday Warunjikar told the court that earlier the notes and coins were of different sizes and, hence, easily identifiable.The bench noted that the problems raised in the petition are serious and asked the Warunjikar to file an affidavit giving further suggestions.