After posting guards, banks want ATM kiosks reopened

Updated - November 16, 2021 07:52 pm IST

Published - November 29, 2013 01:02 am IST - Bangalore:

After fulfilling the requirement of posting security guards outside ATM centres, banks have sought police permission to reopen the kiosks.

City Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar gave the banks 45 days’ time to install CCTV cameras and alarm systems in the ATMs and communicated the order to banks on Thursday.

Bank representatives have already approached the City Police Commissioner’s office requesting that their ATM centres be reopened following the implementation of the security directives.

They have been asked to approach the local police for inspecting the kiosk and endorsing the security measures implemented.

So far, 1,137 ATMs have been closed down. Once the security requirements are fulfilled and are deemed satisfactory by the jurisdictional police, they will be allowed to re-open. However, the police have not confirmed if any ATMs have been re-opened in the city.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.