The Indian city of Gandhinagar is situated in the state of Gujarat. It is often referred to as the "Green city" or the "Ecopolite city." Gandhinagar is the capital of Gujarat and it lies on the bank of River Sabarmati. It functions as the administrative capital of Gujarat which was shifted to this newly built city from the city of Ahmedabad that continues to function as the commercial hub of the state. Gandhinagar is a planned city with modern architecture as the infrastructure of the city. As the state capital, it carries the entire political machinery of the state, housing all the government offices and the people employed in them. The city operates as the administrative heart of Gujarat. It is the seat of bureaucracy and thus the economy of the city is led by government employment. Recently, a thermal power plant and a software tech park have been established to promote economic development. The city houses a lot of educational institutions of great repute including the Central University of Gujarat, the National Institute of Design, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gujarat National University of Law, IIT Gandhinagar, etc. Gandhinagar is known for the Akshardham temple which draws many tourists throughout the year.
In 1964 the head office of Indian Overseas Bank was inaugurated at Mount Road. The Indian Overseas Bank has been the first public sector bank to introduce mobile banking services using Wireless Application Protocol(WAP). On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. In 2005, the IOB began a representative office in Guangzhou; China followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, UAE. In 2007 The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by Bank Of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank (IIB Malaysia), began its operations in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank has a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has incorporated an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch. In 2014-15, the IOB bank has crossed the target of 3000 ATMs as on 2014.IOB also launched m passbook app as a new mobile banking initiative.