Customers who went to the Postal Finance Mart at the Head Post Office on Variety Hall Road here on Wednesday morning had to wait for more than an hour for the transactions to start.
Many preferred to stay away from the counter because of unpleasant smell near the counter. An official at the post office told The Hindu that the stench had kept away customers from coming near the counter. It took some time to locate a dead rat near the electricity cables and then to remove it and the stench. However, business resumed shortly.