The transaction hour at banks has been extended for two hours for Tuesday, as banks will remain closed during the strict lockdown starting from 14 April.
On Tuesday, banks will remain open from 10am to 3pm, a senior official at the central bank confirmed the news to The Business Standard on Monday night.
He said the bank would remain open for two more hours on Tuesday as it would remain closed during the new lockdown to be enforced from Wednesday.
However, bankers have to stay at offices till 5pm to do transactional ancillary work.
From 11 to 13 April, three hours had been fixed for the banking transaction after an extension for half an hour, ending at 1pm.
Earlier, on April 4, the bank's transaction time had been limited during the first phase lockdown when banks were kept open from 10 am to 12.30pm.
However, bank branches adjacent to ports, branches dealing with foreign transactions and ATM booths will remain open upon discussion with the customs.
In the meantime, the daily withdrawal limit from ATM booths has been increased to Tk1 lakh from Tk50,000.