Non-functional ATMs give tough time to residents of Anantnag

Anantnag Feb23:- Cash-dispensing machine in district hospital Anantnag often remain out of service, giving tough times to patients here. The clients said ATM often develop snags, lack cash and remain closed in the evenings, causing a lot of inconvenience to them. They said the ATM machine in the district hospital Anantnag often flashes the message that it was being serviced. Another machine near the Deputy Commissioner’s office at Anantnag displays out of service error. “Clients are seldom benefited by the ATM facility in Anantnag. The machines often remain out of order for days,” said Mohd Ashraf, a trader. They said the people gather in front of the machines when they start working after days. “Rush of clients is bound to occur when the ATMs work only once or twice in a week. The authorities should keep them working round-the-clock or close them so that the clients do not suffer,” said Nazir Ahmad, an employee.

According to the people, most of the ATMs remain closed after 7 pm. “What is the point in having a facility if it is not available round-the-clock. The ATMs are closed during the night and in case of an emergency, it is the patients who suffer the most in the district hospital in Anantnag,” said Hayat Ahmad, a resident of Anantnag area. The ATM service here also remains affected most of the times. Either machines lack cash or develop some snag. We seldom use the facility he added.


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