The city of Farrukhabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was earlier a princely state. The Ganga, the Ramganga and the Kali rivers are located near the city. The city has a population of around 3 lakh people. It is well connected through railways as there are five more railway stations, namely Fatehgarh Station, Kaimganj Station, Kamalganj Station, Yaqutganj Station, Harsinghpur Goba Station apart from the citys main railway station called Farrukhabad Junction. The city is on the route of the Ganga Expressway, which provides high-speed connectivity between Greater Noida in the west of the state and Ballia in the east. Farrukhabad also has a bus station that belongs to the State Road Transport System. An airstrip at Mohammadabad near Farrukhabad ensures that the city can be reached easily by small aircrafts and helicopters in case of an emergency or natural disaster.
In 2000, Indian Overseas Bank engaged in an initial public offering (IPO) that brought the governments share in the banks equity down to 75%. In 2001, the IOB acquired the Mumbai-based Adarsha Janata Sahakari Bank. Then in 2009, the bank took over Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank, which was founded in 1969 and had its head office in Pune. Since 2006, Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank had been in administration. It had nine offices in Pune, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Shirpur. The total strength of employees was estimated to be more than 100. On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at New Kathiresan Temple complex, Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. The IOB opened a representative office in Guangzhou, China in 2005 followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and 2009 in Dubai, UAE. In the new millennium, international expansion started once again. The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank in 2007. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by BOB, IOB, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank ( IIB Malaysia), began its business in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank holds a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch.