Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday directed Delhi Police to deploy adequate staff at banks and ATMs and appealed to Delhiites to not panic as there is sufficient reserve cash in banks.
Long queues are been witnessed outside banks and ATMs since the announcement of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Jung today held a meeting with senior police officers to review law & order situation and arrangements at banks and ATMs to ensure smooth transaction of business and convenience of public in the wake of demonetisation.
The LG has instructed the officers that the police deployed at banks/ATMs must assist the elderly, women, sick and other vulnerable people standing in the queues.
“There is sufficient cash reserve available in banks, therefore they (people) must be patient and not lose their composure while transacting business at banks.
“The issues are getting resolved and the police have been asked to provide all assistance to people queueing outside banks and ATMs,” Jung said in a statement.
The Delhi Police has deployed 12,000 of its personnel outside ATMs and banks to manage huge crowd gathering there to withdraw money and exchange invalid notes with the new ones.
Besides, personnel of paramilitary forces and Rapid Action Force (RAF) have also been deployed outside banks and ATMs.