People are facing severe currency shortage with no cash in ATMs across Vizianagaram district. The demand for currency notes has increased as people are spending money on festival celebrations. About 58 banks and 130 ATMs are providing services to customers in Vizianagaram district. Customers are queuing up before bank branches to get cash. The situation is worse in villages. Even though the officials are creating awareness about cashless transactions, yet the people living in rural areas prefer transactions with cash.