Ludhiana is the largest city in the north Indian state of Punjab. It is one of the richest cities in our country. The city is known to be a textile manufacturing hub in the north. It has a lot of large, medium and small scale manufacturing units. Ludhiana is also known for its industrial units. These units mostly produce and supply for bicycle and auto parts. The city is centrally located in the middle of the state. It provides a lot of employment opportunities to people from the state as well as across the country. Ludhiana also has substantial agricultural lands in the outskirts of the city that require a lot of manpower supplied by various parts of India. Ludhiana has been on a consistent upward trajectory due to its industries and it is rumored that Ludhiana has the largest number of imported luxury vehicles in the whole nation. The central city is densely populated with many markets and small trading units. On the education front, this city is home to the largest agricultural university in the continent called the Punjab Agricultural University. Besides this, there are some old and modern colleges such as Christian Medical College, Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management, University Business School, etc. There are a few places in Ludhiana that attract visitors. Phillaur Fort, Maharaja Ranjit Singh war museum, Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagroan, Nehru Rose Garden, etc. are of great tourist interest. Ludhiana is soon becoming a hub of real estate since plenty of commercial and residential projects are coming up in the city, opening up multiple new job avenues.
The government owns 63.44% of the share capital of Union Bank of India making it one of the largest government-owned bank. As on 30 September 2015, the Union Bank had a network of 6909 ATMs. The online telebanking facility of UBI is available to all the Core Banking Customers, either individual or corporate. UBI had 4214 branches, as of September 2016. Out of them, four bank branches are outside India in Hong Kong, Antwerp, and Sydney (Australia) Dubai International Financial Centre. The representative offices of UBI are at Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Beijing. The Union Bank of India (Union Bank) was registered as a limited company in Mumbai on 11 November 1919, and Mahatma Gandhi inaugrated it. The Union Bank of India had only four branches - three in Mumbai and one in Saurashtra at the time of Independence in 1947. After Independence, the growth of UBI was accelerated, and the Indian Government nationalized it in 1969. It had 240 branches by that time. The Union Bank of India acquired Belgaum Bank shortly after nationalization. The UBI bought the Miraj State Bank in 1985. In 1999 the Union Bank was requested by the RBI to acquire Sikkim Bank in a rescue after extensive irregularities had been discovered at the non-scheduled bank.