Axis Bank inaugurates Digital Self-Service Kiosk at Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Varanasi,May 2024: Axis Bank, one of the leading private sector banks in India, inaugurated a state-of-the-art, self-servicing Kiosk at the iconic Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, to ensure that all devotees experience a convenient and hassle-free visit. Mr. Amitabh Chaudhry, MD & CEO, Axis Bank, inaugurated the Kiosk in the presence Mr.Shambhu Sharan, SDM, Varanasi; Mr. Sreekesh. P, Regional Branch Banking Head – North, Axis Bank, and other senior bank officials. The Kiosk will enable devotees to choose time slots for visiting the temple and also select other available services such as – Sugam Darshan, Special Pooja, Rudrabhishek etc. Moreover, this initiative will help the temple authorities in planning seamless operations and queue management.

To make the donation process seamless for both the devotees as well as the Kashi Vishwanath Temple authority, Axis Bank has already taken a significant step in enabling donations via the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS). This also helps in reducing cash management for the temple. The devotees can conveniently make online donations via BBPS/Bhim/Setu App from any location in the country, under the 80C and non-80C donations section, and collect their Income Tax Benefit certificates digitally.

Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Amitabh Chaudhry, MD & CEO, Axis Bank, said “At Axis Bank, we are dedicated to crafting seamless experiences for our customers, anytime anywhere. This initiative exemplifies our commitment in leveraging technology for the convenience of the devotees who visit this iconic temple, in turn elevating their overall experience. The self-service kiosk and donations through BPPS will ensure ease of operations, greater convenience, better time management for both the devotees and the authorities.”

In FY24, the Bank opened 100 branches in Uttar Pradesh, reinstating its commitment towards partnering with the State in its growth journey. With a robust presence of 470 branches and 1367 ATMs/Recyclers (as on 31st March 2024) in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Axis Bank continues to play a pivotal role in the state’s economic and social progress. The introduction of such initiatives modernizes temple services, ensuring a seamless, digital-first approach for the benefit of all devotees. Committed to supporting local communities through strategic initiatives and technological advancements, Axis Bank is dedicated to its vision of contributing to the holistic development of the regions it serves.

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