Mysuru: Due to Lakshmi Puja which is scheduled on Sunday, there is a huge demand for fresh or new currency notes at various banks across the city. For the past couple of days many banks have given new currency notes to its customers.
Due to the demand for new notes, Canara Bank, one of the leading public sector banks had organised fresh currency/coin exchange mela at its regional office premise in Nazarbad here on Thursday. During the mela the bank distributed fresh currency notes of the denominations Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50 and Rs 100 apart from Rs 1 and Rs 10 coins.
The mela was inaugurated by Divakara Shetty, regional head of Canara Bank, Mysuru region. Speaking on the occasion, he said the bank conducted this type of mela on a regular basis and this time around it was organised in view of the Deepavali festival. “Shop keepers, traders and other establishments who perform Lakshmi Pooja during this season, do require fresh notes and hence the mela” added Shetty. M S Gopalakrishna, Divisional Manager and Shamanna, Currency Chest in-charge were present on the occasion.
Long Queues in Banks:
The queues before the cash counters in city banks have become longer since the past few days. Sources in bank said during Lakshmi Puja, there would be a huge demand for new notes and the banks get fresh notes from RBI.