Private lender HDFC Bank announced the availability of mobile Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in 50 cities across India to assist customers during the lockdown.
At restricted areas, the mobile ATMs will eliminate the need for general public to move out of their locality to withdraw cash.
These mobile ATMs are currently active in cities such as: Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi/Gurgaon, Vijaywada, Dehradun, Cuttack, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram, Allahabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Trichy, Salem, Coimbatore, Hosur, Noida, Jeypore (Koraput), Bengaluru, Mysore, Jaipur, Panipat, Ambala, Jammu, Nashik, Rewari, Patna.
From the first week of June, the mobile ATMs will be made available in cities like Puducherry, Vizag, Rajahmundry, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Hyderabad, Cochin, Thane, Delhi, Jhajjar, Kanpur, Agra, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Nagpur, Aligarh, Calicut, and Kolkata.
Customers can conduct over 15 types of transactions using the Mobile ATM, which will be operational at each location for a specific period. The Mobile ATM will cover 3-4 stops in a day.
"We hope our mobile ATM will provide a great support for people who want to avail basic financial services without having to venture far from their neighbourhood,” said Mr. S Sampathkumar, Group Head – Liability Products, Third Party Products and Non-Resident Business at HDFC Bank. “During this difficult time, we want to do our part to help everyone #Stay Home and #Stay Safe as we stand together to curb the spread of COVID19. This service will also be of great help to all the healthcare workers, and other essential service providers who have been working tirelessly to combat the pandemic.”