Kuttanad: When the building of a service co-operative bank here got flooded, the authorities came up with a novel idea to ensure customers are not affected.
The Kuttamangalam Service Co-operative Society no 1673 at the Kainakary Krishi Bhavan limits in Alappuzha district is using a shikara boat as a ‘waiting lounge’ for customers. Other bank activities are carried out from inside the building.
The bank got flooded on August 10. Though the bank has been functioning since then, operating from the flooded site proved increasingly difficult.
After seeing the difficulties faced by customers, officials arranged for a shikara boat to alleviate their discomfort.
The bank now functions by bringing money from the district bank daily.
Bank officials said the situation will be back to normal in a week's time.