Loni is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It falls under the National Capital Region. The city was first established as a Nagar Panchayat on the 31st of March, 1971. It covers an area of 34.68 square kilometers and hosts around 5 lakh residents. The city is divided into 45 wards under the Loni Nagar Palika Parishad which is run by 36 employees. The city has a moderate road and railway network connecting it to the other major cities in the proximity. The third phase expansion of Delhi Metro, which is still under construction, will connect the national capital to Loni. The city drew the attention of the rest of the nation when GAIL or Gas India Limited commissioned the worlds longest cross-country LPG transmission pipeline from Jamnagar to Loni in 2001. It is a residential city within the boundaries of Ghaziabad.
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.