Commercial banks to remain close for three days this week
The commercial banks such as SBI, HDFC, ICICI and PNB will remain closed for three days in some parts of the country, including suburbs of New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. The good part is that the three-day holiday is not in continuation.
It is to be noted that banks are closed on Thursday on account of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, which marks Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. On Friday, banks will remain closed due to Guru Nanak Jayanti. Banks will be open on Thursday. However, 24 November will be a nationwide bank holiday as it is the fourth Saturday of November month.
According to a report published in Times of India, in New Delhi, Mumbai (along with rest of Maharashtra), Hyderabad, Raipur, Ranchi, Dehradun, Jammu, Srinagar, Kanpur and Lucknow, banks are closed for three days – 21 November (Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi), 23 November (Guru Nanak Jayanti), 24 November (fourth Saturday).
In state capitals including Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Bengaluru (Karnataka), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) Chennai (Tamil Nadu), banks are closed for two days, i.e, today, 21 November (Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi) and Saturday, 24 November (fourth Saturday), TOI reported. While in other capital cities such a Chandigarh, Guwahati, Jaipur, Kolkata, Shillong, Shimla, banks are closed on 23 November (Guru Nanak Jayanti) and 24 November (fourth Saturday), the report noted.
On the other side, in the state of Kerala, Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi holiday was marked on 20 November and the next holiday will be on 24 November (fourth Saturday). Whereas in cities such as Agartala, Aizawl, Bhubaneswar, Gangtok, Imphal, Goa, Patna, banks will be closed on 24 November only, on account of fourth Saturday, TOI report said further.