Massive fire breaks out at Punjab National Bank branch in Jabalpur

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A massive fire broke out at Punjab National Bank branch at Bada Fabara in Jabalpur on Friday morning. As flames rose, locals rushed to inform bank’s general manager about the incident.

Witnesses stated that concerned citizens attempted to extinguish the fire, while someone informed the fire brigade. When the fire brigade arrived at the scene, they were able to control the fire.

Local residents expressed their relief that the fire was brought under control, as there is a market nearby for clothes that could have been affected if the fire had spread.

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Punjab National Bank

Punjab National Bank (abbreviated as PNB) is an Indian public sector bank based in New Delhi. The bank was founded in May 1894 and is the third largest public sector bank in India in terms of its business volumes and second largest in terms of its network. The bank has over 180 million customers, 12,248 branches, and 13,000+ ATMs.

PNB has a banking subsidiary in the UK (PNB International Bank, with seven branches in the UK), as well as branches in Hong Kong, Kowloon, Dubai, and Kabul. It has representative offices in Almaty (Kazakhstan), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Shanghai (China), Oslo (Norway), and Sydney (Australia). In Bhutan, it owns 51% of Druk PNB Bank, which has five branches. In Nepal, PNB owns 20% of Everest Bank, which has 122 branches. PNB also owns 41.64% of JSC (SB) PNB Bank in Kazakhstan, which has four branches.

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