The city of Farrukhabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was earlier a princely state. The Ganga, the Ramganga and the Kali rivers are located near the city. The city has a population of around 3 lakh people. It is well connected through railways as there are five more railway stations, namely Fatehgarh Station, Kaimganj Station, Kamalganj Station, Yaqutganj Station, Harsinghpur Goba Station apart from the citys main railway station called Farrukhabad Junction. The city is on the route of the Ganga Expressway, which provides high-speed connectivity between Greater Noida in the west of the state and Ballia in the east. Farrukhabad also has a bus station that belongs to the State Road Transport System. An airstrip at Mohammadabad near Farrukhabad ensures that the city can be reached easily by small aircrafts and helicopters in case of an emergency or natural disaster.
In 1943, Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal Ji, the first Chairman of OBC, founded it in Lahore. Within four years of its existence, the Oriental Bank of Commerce had to face Partition between India and Pakistan. The bank had to shut its branches in the newly formed Pakistan and move its registered office to Amritsar. The period of 1970-76 had been the most challenging phase in the history of the Bank. The OBC merged with Global Trust Bank (GTB) on 14 August 2004. The acquisition brought 103 branches with it, which increased OBCs branch number total to 1092. The bank presents a wide range of banking products and financial services such as deposit accounts, credit cards with a tie-up with SBI, Insurance products, ATMs, loans, debit cards, Internet banking, Self-banking halls, call center, mobile banking, etc. The Bank has introduced another peoples participation in the planning process at grass root level fundamentally to tackle the maladies of poverty. The Grameen Projects venture aimed to alleviate poverty while identifying the reasons responsible for the failure or success. The OBC has already introduced a GRAMEEN PROJECT in Dehradun District (UK) and Hanumangarh District in Rajasthan.