On Sunday evening, when most of Bengaluru seemed to be on the streets standing outside ATMs and post offices to withdraw cash, Canara Bank’s ATM bus brought relief to many stuck in long queues.
In a welcome initiative to help the common man, Canara Bank rolled out the ATM-on-wheels service.
Around 800 customers withdrew about Rs. 8 lakh from the ATM bus. The bus was spotted on M G Road at 5.30 pm and received a hearty welcome from tired citizens.
“I was taking a stroll in the evening on MG Road and found that most of the ATMs were running out of cash. So, I got our mobile ATM, which serves Bengaluru Rural customers, pressed into service,” M M Chiniwar, General Manager (Circle Office), Canara Bank, told Deccan Herald.
He added that the ATMs are not dispensing Rs 2,000 notes as of now. They will be reconfigured by engineers in the next three or four days. Mr. Chiniwar also mentioned that sufficient cash will reach banks and ATMs by November 15 or 16, which will reduce the rush.