HDFC Bank likely to expand its mobile ATMs network

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Kolkata: A branch office of the HDFC Bank remains shut during All India Bank strike, in Kolkata on Jan 8, 2020. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Offering major relief to the common man amid the Covid-19 crisis, private lender HDFC Bank is planning to expand its mobile ATM’s network service across the nation.

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Currently, this service is available around 20 cities, namely the National Capital Region (NCR), Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Pune, Indore and Jaipur.

The mobile operations have gained a lot of significance amid the pandemic as concerns among the people pertaining to moving out are likely to stay for a longer period of time even after the lockdown is lifted.

With its victorious operation around 20 cities, now the private lender wants to initiate the services in 30 more cities.

The list of the cities where the lender is planning to roll out its customer-friendly services include both tier-II and tier-III cities.

The new locations include Vadodara, Surat, Kota, Gurgaon, Nashik, Ludhiana, Jammu, Rajkot, Thiruvanthapuram, Trichy, Salem, Kanpur, Agra, Gorakhpur, Karnal, Muzaffarpur, Nagpur, Pondicherry, Siliguri, Mysore, Tirupati, Bhopal and Jamshedpur.

According to the lender, all necessary precautions such as maintaining social distancing while queuing for the ATM and sanitisation are taken to ensure the safety of staff and customers at the mobile ATMs.

However, the Indian Banks’ Association also has recently announced strict measures for sanitisation of ATMs as the lockdown restrictions have been eased starting May 4.

ATMs come listed under essential services as they cater to the common man’s need for cash

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