Pimpri-Chinchwad, the twin city of Pune, is an industrial city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city witnessed rapid industrialization in the 1960s which developed the city into an industrial zone. Hindustan Antibiotics Limited or HAL, a public sector drug manufacturing company run by the Indian government, was the first one to set up at Pimpri-Chinchwad in 1954, giving a great start to the industrial development of the city. This city is often referred to as the "Detroit of the East" owing to its large number of industrial units that have crossed 4000 in number. This city has factories of TATA Motors, Mahindra, Bajaj Auto and many more. Various other automobile companies have set up their manufacturing units in Pimpri-Chinchwad. There are many other small as well as large-scale companies and heavy industries in the area that have opened up innumerable job opportunities in this city. The place that was earlier home to Marathi families found a lot of multi-ethnic and multi-lingual people from all over the country migrating to Pimpri-Chinchwad in search of employment. Schools, colleges, healthcare and entertainment facilities have opened up to support the lifestyle of the citys growing population. The city is well connected to Pune and other neighboring suburbs and is eagerly awaiting the Pune-Pimpri-Chinchwad Metro services expected to be operational in 2021.
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.