With demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, it has become a major inconvenience for the citizens to stand in queues before banks and ATMs to either exchange their old currency notes or withdraw the newer ones. Observing the inconvenience faced by the Indians, tech-giant Google has rolled out a new feature on its official home page in India, through which a user can search for an ATM around his or her locality.
Landing up on the Google India’s official page, you can see an option ‘Find an ATM near You’ placed just below the Google search box. Clicking on the link will take you to the google maps with details of the ATMs around your location. This could be a much-needed tool from the Google to the Indian citizens, as finding a cash dispenser has become a tiresome job since demonetization.
Not only this, a user can send the details of an ATM to his or her mobile with the ‘Send’ button on the left-hand side of the map. The same details can be accessed through the Google Maps application available on the App store. Individuals can access the information regarding the availability of ATMs around them in real-time as the list of ATMs keeps updating with the change of location.
On the other hand, popular apps like Walnut have been providing real-time updates on the status of the ATMs. Walnut updates the user on the availability of the cash in an ATM along with the length of the queue in front of it. It also provides information on when the ATM has last gone out of cash. Hence, it is advisable that the citizens use both google maps and Walnut app to reduce the demonetization heat!