Hajipur is the largest city in the Vaishali district of Bihar. It is located in the Tirhut Division and functions as the district headquarters. This city is closely following Patna in terms of rapid development. Hajipur has a total population of nearly 4.5 lakh. It is a leading city in Bihar in terms of growth. Hajipur falls within the territorial boundaries of the Patna Regional Development Authority area. It is linked to Patna via Mahatma Gandhi Setu which is one of the longest bridges in the country, stretching over nearly 6 kilometers. The town was founded by Haji Ilyas Shah, a King of Bengal, and the town has been named after him. The economy of Hajipur is service-orientated as 55% of the total population is employed in the service sector. Hajipur also has a minor industrial sector and an agricultural base. The city is known for its banana cultivation. The industrial area at Hajipur houses brands of FMCG and agro-based companies such as Pepsico, Britaniya, HUL, Godrej, Anmol, Bansal, etc. The various places of interest in and around the city include the Ramchaura Mandir, Kaun Haara Ghat, Nepali Mandir, Pataleshwar Mandir, Bateshwar Nath Temple, Sonepur Cattle Fair, Vaishali Mahotsava, Baithakji Hajipur, etc.
Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd was launched in 1985. Mr. Uday Kotak is the MD & CEO of the bank. In 1990, the bank introduced the auto finance division for financing the passenger cars. In 1991, it established the investment banking division. Indias first gilt fund was launched through Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company. The Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd became Indias first non-banking finance company to be converted to a commercial bank. For financing Ford vehicles, the bank took a significant stake in Ford Credit Kotak Mahindra Ltd. The first representative office of Kotak Mahindra was opened in Dubai in 2008. In 2009, the pension fund was launched under NPS. For the digital and social media, the bank has launched innovative solutions such as JIffi and KayPay in the year 2014. The RBI approved the merger of KMFL with ING Vysya Bank in 2015, and Kotak Mahindra Insurance received IRDAI approval for starting its insurance business. In 2017, the bank acquired BSS Microfinance Ltd. Recently the bank has launched Kotak Infrastructure Debt Fund Ltd.