India, Aug. 12 -- The State Bank of India's (SBI) currency chest at its Sangli main branch, Ganpati peth, is under water with no available information on the amount of cash submerged, Pune divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar said here on Monday.

"We have come to know that the currency chest of SBI's main branch in Sangli is underwater. Right now, we don't know how much cash was kept in it and what is the status of that cash," Mhaisekar said. No official from SBI, Sangli was available for comment at the time of going to press.

The Pune divisional commissioner, who is incharge of Sangli and four other districts, said steps are being taken to normalise banking operations in flood-hit Sangli and Kolhapur districts.

As of Monday, 313 o...