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.
The Vijaya Bank was founded by a group of farmers under the leadership of A. B. Shetty on 23 October 1931, in Mangaluru, Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka State. It was named Vijaya Bank since it was found on the auspicious Vijayadashami Day. During the economic chaos created out of the Great Depression of 192730, Shetty approached some eminent personalities to start a bank with the aim of providing credit facilities at a lower rate of interest to the farmers for cultivating their lands and preventing them from falling in the grasp of money lenders. On 23 October 1931, Mr.Shetty involved 14 leaders and established Vijaya Bank. The bank had an authorized capital of ?Five lakh and an issued capital of ?Two lakh in the beginning. Being a retail bank, its topline growth has come from the retail segments. Retail advances of the bank constitute 30% of the gross credit. The Bank has been actively working with the agenda of financial inclusion. The bank has been started with the objective of financial empowerment and providing banking services to the rural masses. The Vijaya bank has also opened Basic Savings Bank Accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and provided Rupay debit cards to all the account holders. The bank participated in promoting social security schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, and Atal Pension Yojana.