Amid growing ATM robberies, banks search safety in Haryana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 28

Amid rising instances of ATM and financial institution robberies in Haryana, bankers have approached the state authorities to make sure security.

The matter got here to mild in the course of the just lately held State Level Bankers Committee assembly to evaluation the efficiency of banks.

“The ATMs and branches are constantly being targeted by miscreants and every time they are adopting a new method. We have approached the state government to provide safety to banks and ATMs,” stated a senior banker who attended the assembly.

Officials of the Finance Department have assured the bankers that they are going to take up the matter with the Home Department. In addition to this, the bankers stated they had been engaged on modalities to roll out a complete e-surveillance mechanism on the ATMs for well timed alerts and fast response.

Besides elevated surveillance, the banks have been suggested to take steps corresponding to grouting of ATMs to stable buildings corresponding to partitions and pillars to keep away from uprooting.

As on March 31, the state had 6,761 ATMs and 4,900 branches of assorted banks — public, personal and cooperative. The most variety of ATMs are in city areas (4,095), adopted by semi-urban (1,739) and rural areas (927).

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