CMS, that calls itself India’s largest Cash Management and Payment Solutions firm, and the world’s fourth largest ATM Cash Management company, has launched a web-application called CMS ATM Finder to help cash withdrawers find working ATMs around them. “A working ATM is probably top-most on most people’s minds right now. Even as we are working round the clock to get as many ATMs as we can filled with cash, here’s another quick step from us to make life easier for all concerned we have created the CMS ATM Finder. It’s a ready reckoner of all the ATMs we manage that are dispensing cash,” the company said in a statement.
Basically the feature allows withdrawers to view a list of working ATMs managed by CMS Info Systems. The company says that it manages close to 55,000 ATMs in the country. “It is a dynamic list that shows the most recent status of an ATM, while also giving an option to the users to alert us when a particular ATM is down,” it added. Nearly two lakh people have already used the service since last night, it claimed.
There’s a wave of change blowing in full-steam across the country. The Narendra Modi-led central Government is out to nab those in possession of black money. At least, that’s what their new move that makes all 500 and 1,000 rupee notes illegal in India, aims to achieve. The move has been both praised and criticised, but we are not here to discuss that. We are here to talk about how every individual across the board is queuing in line to either exchange their 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, or to withdraw cash from ATMs. In both the cases, the lines are long but well; you got to do what you got to do.
While exchanging 500 and 1,000 rupee notes is as simple as walking up to a bank or post office along with a valid ID proof, the hunt for working ATMs can be a little frustrating. What with so many people withdrawing cash, there are chances that your nearby ATM runs out of cash – even though there’s a limit beyond which you’re not allowed to withdraw — even before you make a beeline. As such, it will be really helpful if you know beforehand which of your nearest ATMs is working and in a position to spew cash. The CMS initiative therefore marks a positive step in this regard.