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.
The HDFC Bank Limited was started in Mumbai. As of 31st March 2018, the bank has more than 88,000 permanent employees in India, and abroad, it has offices in Bahrain, Hong Kong, and Dubai. By assets, the HDFC Bank is Indias largest private sector lender. It is the largest bank in India and ranked 69th in 2016 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands. In 1994, the HDFC Bank was established with its registered office in Mumbai, India. The then Union Finance Minister, Manmohan Singh inaugurated its first corporate office and a full-service branch at Sandoz House, Worli. The bank had 4,715 branches and 12,260 ATMs across India, as of June 30, 2017. In FY 2017, the bank also installed 4.30 lakhs POS terminals and issued 235.7 lakhs debit cards and 85.4 Lacs credit cards. The HDFC Bank offers many products and services including wholesale banking, treasury, auto loans, two wheeler loans, personal loans, retail banking, loans against property and credit cards. Along with this various digital products are also introduced by HDFC such as Payzapp and Chillr. The HDFC Bank merged with Times Bank in February 2000. In the new-generation private sector banks category, it was the first merger of two private banks. HDFC Bank acquired Centurion Bank in 2008 approved by the HDFC Bank Board for 95.1 billion INR as one of the most significant mergers in the financial sector in India.