Banking hours in commercial areas extended

Banking hours in commercial areas extended

All the banks in commercial areas of Motijheel and Dilkhusha in Dhaka and Khatunganj and Agrabad in Chattogram will operate transaction from 10 am to 2pm from Sunday next to facilitate export-import business.

A Bangladesh Bank circular, issued by the Department of Off-site Supervision on Thursday, said banking transaction hours in the mentioned areas have been reset and banks will remain open during the working days and conduct their operations from 10 am to 2 pm until further order.

They can operate until 3:30 pm to conduct their other activities, the circular said.

Earlier, the Bangladesh Bank had set banking transaction hours from 10 am to 12:30 pm and then extended that up to 1 pm and ordered limited operation of the branches considering their needs in different areas.

The circular said the earlier set timetable for banking transactions in other areas will remain unchanged until further order.