Launched a fortnight ago to help citizens find cashpoints nearest to them, CashNoCash an initiative by Quikr has captured trends of cash availability and wait times at ATMs across India.
This information has been analyzed based on crowd-sourced updates provided by its users to help map the status of ATMs.
CashNoCash data indicates that about 60 percent of the ATMs in India have reported cash availability, of which, 50 percent of the ATMs which had cash also had wait times.
Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi have reported cash availability in about 40 per cent of the ATMs.
Bangalore reported no cash in about 30 per cent of the ATMs closely followed by Delhi and Chennai.
While 70 per cent of the ATMs are reported with cash availability at least once a day, they run out of cash quickly.
Wait times across India have increased over the last week averaging at 50 minutes. Mumbai still has the longest wait times at ATMs while Chennai has the shortest.
While endless queues at banks and ATMs seem to be the norm, in the second half of the day wait times tend to peak and there are longer queues at ATMs.
CashNoCash has helped over 11 million users, a majority of them from Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
The crowd-sourced platform has mapped data across two lakh plus ATMs. It has also introduced convenient features like map views, directions to the nearest ATM and status history of cash availability at ATMs.
It also has an email alert option which can be set up for a particular ATM or pin code that sends the user an email as soon as cash is reported as available.