new Delhi: Having the most branches across the country State Bank of India (SBI) Has set a new record by establishing its new branch in Diskit village of Ladakh on Saturday (14 September), because the village is present at an altitude of 10,310 feet above sea level. SBI Chairman Rajneesh Kumar inaugurated the branch in Nubra Valley.
The new branch of the country's largest state-owned bank is located 80 km from the border of Pakistan border. At the same time, its distance from Siachen border is 150 km. Recently, the Diskit village of Union Territory of Ladakh comes into existence with a population of 6000.
Taking hope to new heights! SBI will inaugurate a new branch in Diskit, Ladakh, on 14th September, 2019, taking on the challenge to provide banking services to Indians living in one of the most difficult terrains of the country.#SBI #StateBankofIndia #Diskit #Ladakh #NewBranch pic.twitter.com/tX1j6w2t3g
– State Bank of India (@TheOfficialSBI) September 13, 2019
The bank has set a target of financial inclusion in the far flung areas of Ladakh. Under this, 14 branches of State Bank exist in the entire Ladakh region. Now SBI will open more branches in Ladakh after the formation of new Union Territory. SBI has expressed its desire to take responsibility of the State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
For the information, let us know that the world's highest bank branch is located in Peru's Macusani in Peru at an altitude of 14,393 feet above sea level. Apart from this, the ATM of National Bank of Pakistan is located 15,397 feet above sea level in Khunjerb Pass on the Pakistan-China border. This bank ATM of Pakistan has a record of being situated at the highest place. Talking about India, SBI has ATMs in the Union Territory of Leh located at an altitude of 11,562 feet above sea level. However, the world's highest ATM is present in Thegu, India at an altitude of 13,200 feet.