Demonetisation: 2618 of SBI’s 2845 ATMs in Northeast recalibrated

In Guwahati city, 301 out of the 318 ATMs were also working, of which 288 have been calibrated for new currencies.

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Published:November 22, 2016 8:03 pm
Atm, atms recalibrated, assam, assam recalibrated atm, demonetisation, demonetisation news, demonetisation effects, india news People queue outside an ATM of State Bank of India (SBI) to withdraw money in Kolkata, India, November 22, 2016. (Reuters)

Thirteen days after the government announced the demonetisation, the State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday here said as many as 2618 of its 2845 ATMs across the Northeastern region were already recalibrated and were dispensing cash in denominations of both Rs 100 and Rs 2000.

“After 13 days of demonetisation, SBI still on the job to ease the hardship faced by the public. The ATMs that were not ready to dispense the Rs. 2000-denomination notes during the initial stage of demonetisation process have started functioning with Rs. 100 denomination. Till today, 2618 out of our 2845 ATMs across the Northeastern region have already been recalibrated for dispensing cash in notes of Rs 2000 value also. Denomination,” an SBI spokesperson said.

He also said that in Guwahati city, 301 out of the 318 ATMs were also working, of which 288 have been calibrated for new currencies.