Jamshedpur : State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to start micro ATMs to ease rush of people at the banks. Chief manager of SBI Kumud Jha said that the bank is extending a new facility and they would start the facility of micro ATMs in a day or two.
” It is a novel way to provide cash to the people. It’s a mobile swipe machine which will be accompanied by our staff. People wanting cash can swipe their debit ATM cards.
Their account would get debited. Our staff accompanying the mobile facility would provide the requisite to the customer,” he explained. He said that the move will help people as they can swipe the card at ease.
Meanwhile, the rush of people in banks and post-offices for exchanging cash eased today while long queues were seen outside ATMs of a few selected banks.
According to information, all the seven ATMs of State Bank of India (SBI) Bistupur main branch today started dispensing the new Rs 2,000 currency notes alongwith Rs 100 notes.
“We have been giving the Rs 2,000 new currency notes to customers in exchange for old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. As the configuration work of the ATMs have been completed we could provide Rs 2,000 through the machines, ” said R K Verma, assistant general manager of SBI Bistupur main branch.
According to him, currency notes of Rs 100 and Rs 2000 was loaded to as many as 50 ATMS across the city today for the convenience of people.
Meanwhile, apart from SBI several other banks including Bank of India also started using indelible ink on those who had come for exchanging old currency notes. People continue to deposit cash in their accounts in different accounts by standing in queues.
” I welcome the move of the Government though we faced some initial problems but now things have improved. I had deposited the old currency notes amounting to Rs 4,000 in my own account,” said a school teacher.