Mira-Bhayander is a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, around 35 kilometers away from the state capital Mumbai. It is located in the northern side of Salsette Island in the Thane district of Maharashtra. The Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation runs the administration of the city which reportedly has more than 8 lakh residents. The residents of this area speak mostly in Marathi, but Gujarati and Hindi are quite prevalent. Mira-Bhayandar consists of residential as well as industrial areas. While most of the residents travel to the city for work, quite a few are employed in the several manufacturing units located in some parts of Mira and the eastern parts of Bhayandar. There are a few government-owned Salt Pans in this city. The city offers plenty of scope for development as it has the potential to become a large industrial complex.
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.