Cuttack is the commercial capital as well as the second largest city in the Indian state of Odisha. The city center is situated between the Mahanadi river and the Kathajodi river. The city is developing and expanding constantly. Odishas high court is located Cuttack, making it the judicial capital of the state. Cuttack city is divided into 54 administrative wards headed by an elected representative. The economy of the city was traditionally fuelled by trade facilitated by strong textile industry. Currently there are many large-scale industries of the steel, power, automobile and alloys which contribute to the economy as well as cater to the employment needs of the city. Cuttack is soon growing into a hub for the IT and BPO sectors. SEZs or Special Economic Zones are being established in the area to attract a good number of players in the software sector. Cuttack is home to the Barabati stadium which hosts a lot of international cricket matches. The educational infrastructure in the city is strong with the presence of noted institutions like Ravenshaw University, IMIT, IITM, NLU, Cuttack college, Netaji city college, etc. Tourists visiting Cuttack can roam around places of interest like the Barbati fort, the Maritime Museum, the Netaji museum, the Freedom fighters memorial, etc. Cuttack also hosts a lot of pilgrimages for both Hindu and Muslim devotees.
Punjab National Bank is a financial services company and a state-owned headquartered in New Delhi, India. In 1894, the PNB was found. The bank had over 80 million customers, 6,937 branches, and 10681 ATMs across 764 cities as of 31 March 2017. Outside India, the bank has a subsidiary in the UK as well as in Hong Kong, Kowloon, Dubai, and Kabul. On 19 May 1894, the PNB was incorporated under the Indian Companies Act, with its office in Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore. The founding board from different parts of India established the bank with the common objective of creating a truly national bank which would further support the economic interest of the country. The founders of PNB included many leaders of the Swadeshi movement such as Kali Prasanna Roy, E. C. Jessawala, Prabhu Dayal, Dyal Singh Majithia and Lala Harkishen Lal, Lala Lalchand, Bakshi Jaishi Ram, and Lala Dholan Dass. The Lala Lajpat Rai was actively associated with the management of the Bank in the initial years. The board of PNB first met on 23 May 1894. On 12 April 1895, the bank began its business in Lahore. In 1900, the PNB opened its first branch outside Lahore.