J&K Bank restores ATM operations on war footing in Kashmir
Srinagar: After developing a snag in its ATM network in the Kashmir Valley owing to disruption in the power supply following unprecedented snowfall, J&K Bank has made most of its automated teller machines (ATMs) operational in the region. Soon after the bank’s ATM network went out of gear, the bank swiftly constituted special teams in all valley districts to make the ATMs operational for the convenience of the people.
Notably, the bank has a network of almost 700 ATMs in the Kashmir region.
Due to lack of power supply in the valley due to heavy snowfall, the uninterrupted power supply (UPS) back-up got exhausted, leaving the machines non-operational. The bank teams used mobile power generators to load the machines with sufficient power back in the absence of normal power supply.
While filing this report, according to the bank spokesman, 80 per cent of the ATMs in the region were made operational and rest of the machines would be back on track within few hours. The machines installed at various hospitals across the valley were immediately put back on track on priority basis.
The bank has regretted inconvenience, if any, to the public caused by disruption in the ATM services. Pertinently, the disruption was due to cut in power supply on the entire valley.
Meanwhile, the bank has reiterated its commitment to render its uninterrupted services to the people in all circumstances. The bank also hails the support and patience of its clients during these difficult times