Bengaluru: Banks out of cash, people return empty-handed
- People visiting bank in the afternoon had to go empty-handed as banks did not have cash
- Banks will operate on Saturday and Sunday
- Rush in the banks will continue at least till the ATMs start functioning
it was a difficult day for people of Bengaluru as well as the bank staff in the city as there was a mad rush to procure change or new currency notes of ₹2000.
The bank staff were given directions like no breaks and asked to cut down procedures in depositing money.
Speaking to Asianet Newsable, Raghu Shivamogga, director said that he had to return home empty handed as the banks had no cash by 2 pm. “The bank staff asked us-the waiting lot- that they are helpless till they receive fresh bundles of new notes.”
But most people had rushed to the bank to get change for their money. But as the demand was too high, most banks went out of cash by afternoon. Those who had visited the banks in the afternoon or were last in the queue had to return empty-handed.
The bank staff had a tough time asking people to wait patiently. They said, the supply will be here in a while and tried to control the crowd.
The rush in banks is expected to continue for some more days. According to the circular sent by the RBI, for the convenience of people the banks will operate on Saturday and Sunday this week.