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.
On 19th February 1943, the OBC was started in Lahore, Pakistan by Late Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal, the founding father of Oriental Bank of Commerce. The bank had to face the after-effects of partition in 1947. The branches in the newly formed Pakistan had shut, and the Registered Office had shifted from Lahore to Amritsar. The registered office was relocated to Delhi, in the year 1951. In 1980, it was nationalized by the Indian government. The merchant banking division of the bank was set up in 1992, and it was authorized by SEBI to act as a category-I merchant banker. In the year 1997, Punjab Co-operative Bank Ltd and Bari Doab Bank Ltd were merged with the OBC bank. The bank had joined hands with Citibank for launching OBC co-branded credit card. In the year 1999, OBC had set up asset recovery branch, one each at Delhi and Mumbai. For women entrepreneurs in the year 2002, the Bank had opened a specialized office and collaborated with Corporation Bank for sharing ATM network. In the year 2003, CBS, OBC had joined hands with Infosys Technologies Ltd and Wipro Ltd to make Centralised Banking Solution. In the same year, the OBC Bank and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) had agreed to work on projects in the field of small-scale, infrastructure and service areas. In February 2008, the Oriental Bank Navkiran Deposit Scheme was launched by the bank. Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company entered into a distribution tie-up with OBC in March of the year 2008.