Loni is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It falls under the National Capital Region. The city was first established as a Nagar Panchayat on the 31st of March, 1971. It covers an area of 34.68 square kilometers and hosts around 5 lakh residents. The city is divided into 45 wards under the Loni Nagar Palika Parishad which is run by 36 employees. The city has a moderate road and railway network connecting it to the other major cities in the proximity. The third phase expansion of Delhi Metro, which is still under construction, will connect the national capital to Loni. The city drew the attention of the rest of the nation when GAIL or Gas India Limited commissioned the worlds longest cross-country LPG transmission pipeline from Jamnagar to Loni in 2001. It is a residential city within the boundaries of Ghaziabad.
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.