New Delhi: The largest hypermarket chain in India Big Bazaar has tied up with State bank of India (SBI) to help consumers withdraw cash while they shop.

The move comes at a time when the country is facing extreme cash-crunch due to scrapping of the old notes.

In a statement, the Big Bazaar said all its stores, along with all fbb ones, “will be enabled to allow customers to withdraw up to Rs 2,000 from their own bank accounts, using their debit/ATM cards”.

It also said the facility will be available at 258 Big Bazaar and fbb stores in over 115 cities and towns across the country from November 24.

Kishore Biyani, Chairman, Future Retail, said they are trying hard to ease the difficulties faced by the customers due to demonetisation.

“We are trying hard to ease any difficulties faced by customers due to the demonetisation of some currency notes and support the government’s initiative in meeting its objective,” Biyani said.

“Now with customers being able to withdraw cash at Big Bazaar stores, they are welcome to visit our stores instead of queuing up at banks and ATMs,” he added.