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  • HDFC Bank conducted a ‘Coin Mela’ in Lucknow

    Published on February 26, 2011

    Indore: HDFC Bank, second largest private bank in the country, organized a ‘Coin Mela’ at Aminabad Branch in Lucknow.

    The Coin mela was inaugurated by Mr. Gouresh R. Kotian, Dy. General Manager, Issue Department, RBI, Lucknow. The initiative was in conjunction with RBI’s Clean Note Policy to provide fresh notes in exchange for solid ones.

    HDFC Bank organized a total of 18 successive ‘Coin Melas’ in 16 cities in a single day, across the nation. Apart from the four metros namely; Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, the mela also took place in semi-metros such as Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Patna, Indore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Cochin and Gurgaon. People from all walks of life took advantage of the coin mela to exchange their soiled notes and old and disfigured coins. The Bank exchanged over ` 27.00 Lakh worth of coins and notes during this exercise in Lucknow. A total of ` 1280.06 lakh were exchanged across the 18 locations.

    Speaking on the occasion Mr. Rajesh R. Sharma, State Head, Wholesale Banking Operations, Uttar Pradesh, said, “With the support of RBI the Coin Mela was organized at the Lucknow branch. The response to the ‘Coin Mela’ was positive and people expressed their appreciation.”

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