Thousands of people have to travel 2-3 : Tehsildar Kupwara
KUPWARA : Residents of several areas in Kupwara district have urged the JK Bank authorities to install ATMs in their respective areas.
Residents from Upper-Dudwan, Bohipora, Jamia Qadeem here have appealed Jammu and Kashmir Bank for ATMs.
The residents have appealed Chairman JK Bank to personally look into their demand and issue orders for commissioning of an ATM in the areas.
Inhabitants of Upper-Dudwan, Jamia Qadeem, Degree College Bohipora, shopkeepers of General Bus Stand said they have to travel 3 kilometers to withdraw money.
In Upper-Dudwaan many offices functions including Tehsil Office, BSNL, Sheep Husbandry, District Jail, Fire and Emergency Services, Police Station and other areas like Degree College where thousands of students are studying.
“We don’t have a single ATM in these locations while as thousands of people live in the area,” said Civil Society Convenor Showket Masoodi. “We urge the J&K Bank Chairman to look into the genuine demand,” he said.
Tehsildar Kupwara Nazir Ahmad, told our orrespondent that the area should get at least one ATM at the earliest. “Providing an ATM facility in the area would be a major benefit for the people and offices as well.