Public and private sector banks will remain closed on the occasion of Dussehra, Diwali and other festivals in the month of October across the four metro cities. However, the holidays may differ from one bank to another or from one city to another. According to current Reserve Bank of India (RBI) rules, banks- such as public, private, foreign, cooperative, regional rural and local- observe public holiday on second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Additionally, banks are shut on all Sundays of the month. (Also read: State-Run Banks In Odisha To Operate From 10 AM to 4 PM)
Banks will be non-operational on October 2 on account of Gandhi Jayanti in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. On October 5, banks will remain shut in Kolkata on account of Mahasaptami (Durga Puja). On October 7, banks will remain closed in Kolkata and Chennai due to Maha Navami/Ayudhapooja/Durga Puja (Dasain).
Here's the full list of bank holidays in October across the four metro cities:
|Wednesday||02-Oct||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Saturday||05-Oct||Durga Puja (Mahasaptami)||Kolkata|
|Sunday||06-Oct||Public holiday||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Monday||07-Oct||Maha Navami/Ayudhapooja/Durga Puja (Dasain)||Kolkata, Chennai|
|Tuesday||08-Oct||Dasara/Vijaya Dashmi/Durga Puja (Dasain)/Dussehra||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Saturday||12-Oct||Public holiday||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Sunday||13-Oct||Public holiday||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Sunday||20-Oct||Public holiday||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Saturday||26-Oct||Public holiday||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Sunday||27-Oct||Public holiday||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Monday||28-Oct||Diwali (Balipratipada)/Vikram Samvant New Year Day/Laxmi Puja/Govardhan Puja||Mumbai|
In cities like Guwahati and Ahmedabad banks will be also shut on October 30 and 31 on account of Ningol Chakkouba and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birthday respectively, according to RBI.