India's second largest lender, HDFC Bank has inaugurated 36 new branches in Haryana and among the 36 new branches, 26 branches are opened in rural areas.
The new branches were inaugurated by chief Minister of the state, Mr. Bhupinder Singh. He also launched ‘Bharat credit card' for farmers. The new branches will take the bank's total branches in Haryana to 163.
Mr. Hooda also appreciated HDFC Bank's plan to add more branches into its kitty by the end of the current financial year. The decentralization of the operations would improve the access of the banking service in the rural areas and it will also help to reduce transaction cost for the clients.
Speaking on the opening of the new Branches, Mr. Aditya Puri, Managing Director of HDFC Bank, said that the opening of the new branches in the rural areas would further facilitate financial inclusion across the country. And it will also fulfill the bank's commitment towards upliftment of rural areas of Haryana.