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Terror attack impact: Bankers for beefing up security

In the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai the financial capital of India banks feel that security needs to be beefed up at select branches to deal with any emergency.

delhi Updated: Nov 29, 2008 17:17 IST

In the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai the financial capital of India banks feel that security needs to be beefed up at select branches to deal with any emergency.

"We will beef up security in our branches besides installing CCTV in the select branches to deal with any abnormal situation, including terrorist onslaught," Oriental Bank of Commerce Executive Director SC Sinha told PTI.

Although all the branches have security guards, the bank would motivate them to be extra vigilant and prepare them to deal with abnormal situation, he said.

This would require coordinated efforts from all kind of agencies and authorities including government, he said.

UCO Bank Chairman and Managing Director S K Goel said, there is security in all the branches if need be it can be increased.

Authorities have done what best could have been done in such a situation, he said, adding, there is no loss of confidence in the banking system due to this.

Banking operation was hit only in a particular area, which was cordoned off by security forces, he said.

Situation would be normal from Monday, as normalcy has been restored, he added.

On the impact of terror attack on the banking operation, Union Bank of India Chairman and Managing Director MV Nair said, "I do not see any impact of terror attack on our bank,"

Out of 120 UBI branches in the city, 118 operated normally, Nair said, adding, the impact is limited to Nariman Point area, which is cordoned off by security forces.