Rourkela

History

The then railway station of Rourkela was within the revenue village of Mahulpali. There was a very small village towards the southeast corner of Mahulpali within a distance of about two kilometres called Rourkela. The literary meaning of ‘Rourkela’ is your home. It is also learnt that a tribal community called ‘Raulia’ had been living at the village since time immemorial. They were experts in tantrick. According to their ancestral occupation the village was known as Rourkela. The present name of Rourkela is the outcome of the ancient tribal village of Rourkela.

Rourkela is an industrial township in Orissa. It is also known as the commercial capital of Orissa. It has a huge iron; steel manufacturing base. Besides, there are many units producing sponge iron, cement, Refractories etc. Rourkela Steel Plant, a unit of SAIL is one of the largest steel manufacturing facilities in India. There are many small scale industries in Rourkela catering to the need of RSP and other large industrial units.

The picturesque of the modern twin cities of Rourkela and Fertilizer Township as well as their developed peripheral areas not only make people bewitching but also wonder them to know that most of the areas were once surrounded by dense forests. According to the census report of 2001 the population of Rourkela is 4, 84, 292. But the population as per the census record of 1921 was only 382.

How to Reach?

The nearest airports are Kolkata and Bhubaneswar. Rourkela is connected to both Kolkata and Bhubaneswar by convenient trains. Rourkela is connected to various towns of the state by SH-10 and NH-23. Also the NH-23 connects it to the nearby city of Ranchi, which is the capital of Jharkhand. Cars and taxis ply on the city’s roads. Bikes are the favorite of many people.

Where to stay?

The availability of accommodation facilities in Rourkela city is at par with other districts of Odisha. Though the availability of big star hotels are negligible, but a number of good hotels are available.

Rourkela celebrates many festivals including Chaitra Mela, Dola yatra, Ratha yatra, Shravana Mela, Vishwakarma, Durga puja and Lakshmi puja among many others.

Shopping
Rourkela is the industrial capital of Odisha. It has industries of all sizes. The city is known internationally for iron & steel trades. Recent upspurt in iron & steel pricing has seen a lot of industries of all sizes coming in and around Rourkela. The city is near to the source of raw materials.

Places of Interest

Helplines

ROURKELA CITY HELPLINE
STD Code: 0661
POLICE STATIONS
Toll Free
Sector – 3
Sector – 3 (Ladies)
Sector – 7
Sector – 15
Sector – 19
Tangarpalli
Udit Nagar
Jhirpani
Bandhamunda
Raghunath Pall
Plant Site
Jalda Phandi
Chend
Traffic Ccontrol
Railway
100
2646227
2647800
2640100
2646673
2640621
2560621
2507851 / 2507851
2476569
2530832
2500481
2510475
2560602
2507616
2500609
2522087 / 2500216
FIRE STATION
Toll Free
R.S.P
Fertiliser
GOVT.
Control Room
101
2511238
2560871 / 2560544
2510095 / 2480604
2510142
GOVERMENT HOSPITALS
I.G.H. Casualty
Emergency
Free Service
I.C.U
2640324 / 2646253
2640324
2646280 / 2645303
2647553 / 2646253
BLOOD BANK
Lions Eye Hospital
I.G.H
Red Cross
2507987
2646280 / 2646202
2508770
AMBULANCE SERVICE
Toll Free
I.G.H
Jiban Rekha
Lions Club (Beda Vyasa)
Lions Club (Rourkela)
Prasanti
Rajastan Seva Sadan
Shanti Memorial
Sudha Nursing Home
102
2646202 / 2507939
2480139
2400261
2470141
2505222
3290389 / 2420879
2500204
2507766
AIR SERVICES
AIR STRIP CONTROL
CONTROL TOWER
RECEPTION
2642601
2646318
2646304
RAILWAY
Eequiry
Enquiry Computerised
Station Manager
131 / 2600244
139
2510680 / 2501072
BUS SERVICES
OSRTC
Govt. Bus Stand, Sector – 2
Main Bus Stand
2476063
2476485
2523089
GAS SERVICES
Ajaya Enterprises
Alafa Traders
Asiatic Gas Ltd.
Bharat Gas (Sector – 7)
Bharat Gas (Civil Township)
Bharat Gas (Sector – 18)
Bharat Gas (Shakti Nagar)
Bijay Gas Service
Chandi Gas
Domestic Gas
Eastern Gas
Industrial Gas Corp.
Industrial Gas (Shakti Nagar)
Minz Gas
Rourkela Gas Pvt. Ltd
2501700
2664195
2660456
2646527
2401726
2507241
2476219
2476730
2503403
2500164
2522687
2401305
2476214
2522510
2503680
DEADBODY TRANSPORT
Mukti Bahana
Swarga Bahana (City Hospital)
Swarga Doot (IGH)
2610201
2400941
2503258