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Sunday, May 27, 2012

PNB fire in Delhi: Bank clarifies, says all services have been restored

State run lender, Punjab Nation Bank has clarified that all the banking services provided by the bank are functional and have been restored. The bank's clarification came after there were reports that the recent fire at PNB office in Delhi has affected its services across the country.

On Wednesday, a major fire a major fire broke out in a multi-storey building which has offices of banks on Parliament Street.

"There were reports that fire has destroyed one of the four servers and bank's operations are being routed through the disaster recovery server (DRS), which are affectiong operations," said an official. He clarified that all services have been restored and the number of transcations have crossed 30 lakh and ATM transcations have crossed 11 lakh.

"Our branches of regional rural banks and foreign branches are also functioning normally," the official added.

A fire had erupted in the office of Punjab National Bank in UCO Bank Bhavan, located near Akashwani Bhavan and Nirvachan Sadan, on Wednesday. Over 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire.

Police has already registered a case under Section 336 of the Indian Penal Code for endangering lives and safety of other people against unknown persons. Investigations are on whether fire could have been prevented if the building had followed new rules for fire safety and prevention introduced by Delhi Fire Service in 2010.

The new rules were not mandatory for old buildings. This building was built in 1970s and hence did not need to mandatorily follow the new rules.

Source: EconomicTimes


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