Bally is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated in the Howrah District and falls under the Howrah Municipal Corporation. The town is located on the banks of the Hooghly River and strategically stands in between two famous tourist spots - the Dakshineswar Kali Temple and the Belur Math. Bally is very well connected by road, rail as well as water. Three major railway lines pass through Bally - the Howrah-Barddhaman Chord Line, the Howrah?Bardhaman main line and the Sealdah-Dankuni Line. The town of Bally has five railway stations - Bally junction, Bally Ghat, Bally Halt, Rajchandrapur and Belanagar. The Grand Trunk Road passes through this town. Two bridges across the Hooghly river connects Bally with the metro city of Kolkata - the Vivekananda Setu (also known as Bally Bridge) and the Nivedita Setu. Bally also has a ferry pier called Bally Ghat which runs ferry services on the river. Bally is a residential suburb of Kolkata and most of its residents travel to the city for work.
In 1926, seven businessmen of Karur founded Lakshmi Vilas Bank under the leadership of Shri V.S.N. Ramalinga Chettiar. They aimed to serve the financial needs of people who were occupied in trading businesses, industry and agriculture, in and around Karur. The bank was established on November 3, 1926, under the Indian Companies Act, 1913, and on November 10, 1926, it obtained the certificate to commence business. After the Banking Regulations Act was introduced in1949, the bank received its banking license from RBI and became a scheduled commercial bank? revealing its capability to operate as a full-fledged commercial bank. Lakshmi Vilas Bank did considerable expansion of its branch network from 1961 to 1965, when the bank took over nine other banks. The bank started the development of its branch network beyond Tamil Nadu in 1974 to take benefit from the additional opportunities across India. Thus, offices were established in the neighboring states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala, critical financial centres like Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi, as well as in other prominent business centers in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.