Micro ATM service by Axis Bank inaugurated at Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation

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Bhubaneswar: Micro ATM service through which cash will be dispensed to citizens in order to help them in the time of cash crunch following lack of network at the normal ATMs of banks across the city, was inaugurated at the conference hall of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The service, introduced by Axis Bank in collaboration with BMC will dispense cash with five micro ATMs and more such machines will be added within a day or two. The service will be initially available at vantage points where the Internet availability is there and thus places like airport, hospitals and railway station will be covered.
Micro ATM is a GPRS enabled device through which a customer can get cash after swiping his/her ATM card and the cash will be given by a bank staff once the swipe is approved by the system.
Later once the bank will get more machines, more locations as per the instructions of BMC authorities will be included to the service of the micro ATM service.
Inaugurating the service of Micro ATM at the BMC conference hall, Additional Commissioner Ananya Das said “after the severe cyclonic storm Fani this initiative by Axis Bank will help the citizens of Bhubaneswar immensely.’’
It can be mentioned here that a citizen with Debit/ATM card of any bank can use the micro ATM machine and get cash of Rs 100 to Rs 2,000 (maximum) with a single transaction. If needed more cash could be dispensed with more transactions.
Interestingly, the micro ATM machine can also dispense cash to a citizen who can produce his/her Aadhar number. By authenticating the Aadhar number to the biometric data, the micro ATM machine can help in getting cash for the customer from any bank to which the Aadhar number concerned is linked.
A senior Axis Bank official added that this initiative after the cyclonic storm Fani is to help the citizens within the limits of BMC under the civic body’s progress through partnership initiative. The micro ATM service will be extended to people till the restoration of the usual ATM machines is in place.
It can be mentioned here that Axis Bank has partnered with BMC in many city-based monetary projects and currently the various social security pension schemes amounting to nearly 22,000 beneficiaries are getting their monthly pensions through Axis Bank.

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