Several banks to stay shut for 4 days from Thursday
Customers will not be able to conduct transactions in banks for 4 days in a row as they will be closed from Thursday in many states. However, according to officials, banks will try to ensure that ATMs remain operational during these holidays. Thursday will be a holiday for celebrating the Holi festival, followed by Good Friday and the weekend. Banks are closed on second and fourth Saturdays every month. Hence, 4 continuous offs for bank employees in several states.
In states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, however, there will not be a holiday on Holi, as per the IBA website. Banks are trying to ensure that ATMs remain operational during these days so that people don't have any cash problem, a senior public sector bank official said. They are trying to put higher denomination notes in ATM machines to ensure meeting the cash demand, the official added.