Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19:

Amidst the ongoing cash crunch owing to demonetisation, several innovative and friendly cash dispensation and exchange services today began at various parts of Odisha.


State Bank of India authorities today began their rural mobile ATM service in the state. In the first phase, the service was launched in Nimapara today.

With a mini-ATM machine onboard, this vehicle will travel from village to village to offering easy cash withdrawal service for the people.

Customers of the bank can withdraw up to Rs 2000 in a day from these ATMs using their ATM-cum-debit cards.

Meanwhile, the Rourkela branch of Canara Bank reached out to people at hospitals with easy cash exchange services to minimize the wait time in queues for the patients and their attendants.

According to the bank, its employees visited several wards offering demonetised note exchange facilities. The patients and their attendants were offered exchange services up to Rs 2,000 per person in accordance with the law.

The cash withdrawal system at fuel systems also began in the state today – as directed by the Union Government. The service was rolled out from a fuel station based in Sundarpada area of Bhubaneswar.

A person can use his debit card and swipe for Rs 2000 and collect it as cash from select petrol pumps under this service.