Navi Mumbai is a planned township in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a beautiful and well-organized city located in the Thane district towards the north-east of Mumbai. Navi Mumbai was originally planned in 1971 with an aim to decongest the great city of Mumbai. This new township is a fast developing residential and commercial area that offers all modern infrastructure and amenities. A considerable amount of commercial activities are being gradually shifted from Mumbai to this new township. Navi Mumbai flouts its organized roads that offer excellent connectivity. A new international airport at Navi Mumbai is currently under construction. Navi Mumbai is also famous for its many shopping malls and upcoming residential complexes. Most of the software companies that are operational in Maharashtra have opened their offices in Navi Mumbai. The government of Maharashtra has taken initiatives to set up IT parks at Navi Mumbai to cater to the growing demand or this rapidly growing city. It also helps declutter Mumbai and takes considerable pressure off it. Various educational institutions have come up in Navi Mumbai, offering courses in a variety of streams including engineering, medical sciences, hotel management, interior designing, etc. This young city has already become an active business hub since most of the MNCs based in Mumbai have set up their offices in this new city. Along with plenty of employment opportunities, this city offers entertainment and recreational facilities to ensure a comfortable life for the residents.
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.