Largest private sector lender HDFC Bank on Saturday said it has deployed mobile automated teller machines (ATM) in 19 cities in view of the rising COVID-19 cases and lockdown-like restrictions in various parts of the country.
The cities where the HDFC mobile ATMs have been deployed are Mumbai, Salem, Pune, Dehradun, Chennai, Lucknow, Hosur, Ludhiana, Trichy, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Cuttack, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneshwar, Delhi, Vijayawada, Trivandrum, Coimbatore, and Allahabad.
This will help eliminate the need for the general public to move out of their locality to withdraw cash, a statement from the bank said.
Customers can conduct over 15 types of transactions using the Mobile ATM, which will be operational at each location for a specific period, it said, adding 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,” its group head for liability products, S Sampathkumar, said.
All necessary precautions in terms of maintaining social distancing while queuing for the ATM and sanitization are being taken to ensure safety of staff and customers, the statement said.
“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 S. Sampathkumar, Group Head – Liability Products, Third Party Products and Non-Resident Business at HDFC Bank.
Customers can conduct over 15 types of transactions at the mobile ATMs, which will be operational at each location for a limited period.
The Mobile ATMs are expected to cover three to four stops in one day. People are expected to form a queue to withdraw cash while the machine is deployed in their vicinity while maintaining strict social distancing.
During the lockdown last year, HDFC Bank successfully deployed mobile ATMs in over 50 cities and facilitated lakhs of customers in availing cash to meet their exigencies.