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Campus ATM and bank queue tales: Fun for some, trouble for others

The unending queues of students in banks and ATMs around colleges have become too much to handle for the watchmen and the staff. As students started heated economical debates, and gorge on their lunches on the spot, the hapless men wonder how to handle the crowd.

education Updated: Feb 24, 2017 11:16 IST
Nikita Saxena
Delhi University
Watchmen are having a hard time dealing with students who queue up outside the ATMs and banks.(Nikita Saxena/HT Photo)

While the ban on notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 has left several college students in troubled waters, it has left the ATM and bank watchmen of the North Campus area in even bigger trouble. The hapless men are having a hard time handling the unending queues of students who line up for hours to exchange their old notes or withdraw cash from the ATM machines.

“ Itna mushkil ho gaya hai sambhalna sabko. Line todd ke sab aage chale aate hain aur ek doosre se laddne lag jaate hain ( It has become so hard to handle everyone. These students break queues and start fighting with each other),” says watchmen Parveen Kumar, adding, “After a while, they even start eating their meals here. It creates such mayhem.”

Students react to the situation

Juveria Mahir, student of Ramjas College, queued outside an ATM for two and a half hours.

Juveria Mahir, third year student of Ramjas College, says: “My friends and I queued outside the Hudson Line branch ATM for two and a half hours. We got so hungry during the wait that we got food for ourselves and ate it while queuing. By the end of it, we had spent more on food than we had withdrawn from the ATM.”

Shahnaz Parveen, a BA Geography (Hons) Miranda House student

Shahnaz Parveen, a BA Geography (Hons) Miranda House student, says, “We had to wait in the bank for so long that we started eating there itself. The watchman even told us not to, but we had become so hungry waiting that we didn’t know what else to do.”

Sonali Pahuja, B Com Program, Ramjas College student

Sonali Pahuja, B Com Program, Ramjas College student, says, “I went to a bank in Kamla Nagar early morning but it was so crowded that I spent all day there only! People had turned into economists and debates were going all around us. The bank staff was so harrowed.”