Banks to open today; ATMs tomorrow

Police braces up to tackle crowds

BHOPAL: The bankers are in the process of re-calibrating ATMs so that they would dispense only up to  Rs 2000 per day to customers. Banks, post office, and  police have made elaborate arrangement to ensure smooth transactions in banks, after they open on Wednesday.

A top-level meeting of bankers was convened on Wednesday to assess the preparedness of the banks to deal with the crowds that are likely to throng the banks.  Police have divided the bank branches into two categories A and B based on the average customer turnout. Cops will be deployed to handle the rush in the banks. Banks will remain open on Saturday and Sunday also to clear the initial rush of customers.

SP Arvind Saxena said, “There will be heavy rush in banks on Wednesday so we have made elaborate arrangement to deal with the situation.”

Branch Manager Amit Mittal, SBI Satpura Bhavan, said, “We have made arrangement to smooth disbursement of fresh notes to the customers. We have also alerted the police stations to avoid any untoward incident.”

Focus only on exchange of notes

Dena bank DGM  Robin Patel said, “We are making all arrangements to ensure that customers do not face any problems. ATMs will remain closed on November 10.” Vijaya Bank DGM Girish Dalkoti said, “We have increased the number of cash counters in the bank and deployed all the employees and officials just for exchange of notes. Other works will remain suspended. ATMs will start functioning from November 11.”

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