January Payday: Only 30 % ATMs in Delhi have cash


New Delhi, January 2: While the government announced a relaxation in withdrawal limit at ATMs for easing the cash problems of people on payday, only 30 % ATMs dispensed cash on the second day of new year.

As per the report Automated Teller Machines across Delhi are yet to regain their operations at par with the pre-demonetisation days as only some of them were found dispensing cash on Monday, many others were still dry.

Only three of the 10 ATMs in East Delhi were found to have any cash. Those dispensing cash had 10-15 persons standing in queues.

Meanwhile, the crowd at ATMs has been lesser as compared to the last payday as Rs 500 notes are being pulled out of ATMs this time.

As per the report, a complete chaos was witnessed at the Punjab National Bank (PNB) in Nangloi in West Delhi area as the ATM has not seen any cash since the demonetisation on November 8.

Nearly 100-130 people waited outside the bank in the hope of getting cash through cheques, while people breaking the queue to get it out of turn created the chaos.

“They (Sashastra Seema Bal) are not letting us in, telling us to come in queue. But they keep letting the ones known to them inside. Why should we come in line then?” an agitated customer said.

While ATMs at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D), Green Park area were cash-filled, but there were hardly any cash seekers. The IndusInd Bank ATM in Noida Sector-75, had “No Cash” message displayed before it.

The Asianage reported that in Mumbai ATMs were not dispensing Rs 500 and Rs 100 notes despite RBI’s directive. Sumit Kharat, at one ATM, said: “The Prime Minister announced that we can withdraw up to Rs 4,500, but there are no Rs 500 notes in the ATM and thus we can only take out Rs 4,000.”

Another customer, requesting anonymity, said, “This is unfair. In spite of the Rs 4,500 limit, we are only able to get Rs 4000.”

While in Bangalore, situation was at ease as ATMs were spilling out Rs 500 notes and people were happy that they could spend them without worrying about exchange.

One of the persons outside the bank said, he is happy that he is able to withdraw Rs 4500 in lesser time. He was relieved that situation was better than last month however he could not withdraw salary due to Rs 24000 limit.

Wefornews Bureau

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