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.
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.