Jamshedpur: Several ATMs ran out of cash causing hardship to common-man on the second day of the two-day strike. The ATMs, which functioned normally on the first day of the strike on Tuesday, ran out of cash today hampering day-to-day activities.
An official of SBI’s main branch in Bistupur on condition of anonymity said, ” We are aware that our ATMs have no cash. We have initiated steps to to refill them with cash”. The official went on to say that that though SBI is not participating in the strike but the main branch and other branches fell victim of picketing by the striking trade unions.
A few private sector banks in Bistupur including HDFC and IDBI Bank opened in the morning but agitating trade union members forced them to down shutters. The offices of Life Insurance Corporation ( LIC) in Bistupur and elsewhere in the city also remained closed for the second day today.