Ludhiana: As many as 600 new accounts have been opened at different post offices of Ludhiana in past three days. Demonetization has affected the people in large as earlier people do not used to visit post office and now hundreds of accounts has been opened.
Importantly, post office accounts are connected with ATMs of post office which are available at Ludhiana head post office and Model Town post office. No rush is seen at the ATMs of post office though opening of new accounts in post offices are seen beneficial among the residents.
During a visit to Ludhiana head post office situated near Bharat Nagar Chowk, large number of city residents were seen standing in the queue for the opening of new accounts. However, department has installed two counters for the opening of new accounts for the people.
There are total of 101 post offices situated across Punjab in which 9, 34,050 live accounts are there in all post offices banks in Ludhiana, which are currently running claimed by the officials of post office at different
areas. There are more than 1, 80,000 accounts in head post office situated near Bharat Nagar Chowk claimed by senior post officer.
S P Pahwa, senior post master said, “We have installed two counters at head post office Ludhiana for opening of new accounts as large number of city residents were seen in a queue for opening of accounts”. Suresh Kumar,
superintendent of post office Ludhiana said, “We are giving benefits to the people by opening new accounts as this would allow them to use the ATMs of the post office.
However, core banking system in post office would help the city residents in large”.