If you have been on a constant lookout for ATMs in your vicinity in hopes of withdrawing some cash, then Google’s new tool is just for you.
Below the search box on google.co.in, you will now find the ‘Find an ATM near you’ link. Clicking this link will open Google Maps, which will use your location data to show you all the ATMs in your vicinity.
The feature is available on both desktops and mobile devices.
Unfortunately, the Google Search tool does not show if the ATM has cash or not. It is essentially an integration of Google Maps’ ATM finder feature, which has been available for long, in the Search home page.
There are, however, other tools you can use to find working ATMs near you. Websites like atmsearch.in and cashnocash.com claim to provide information on ATMs around you that are still dispensing cash. Walnut app and CMS ATM Finder are other tools that let you locate working ATMs in your vicinity.
You can also use social media to track which ATMs have cash and how long the lines are.
The cash crunch and long lines outside ATMs and banks have become a common sight after the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes were demonetised last week, rendering them useless. With not enough of the new currency notes available yet, the public has been keeping both eyes wide open for working ATMs.