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Rourkela Telecom District is a district level unit of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. It is headed by General Manager, Telecom. There are 6 SDCAs (Short Distance Charging Area) under Rourkela SSA (Secondary Switching Area) viz. Rourkela, Rajgangpur, Bonaigarh, Lahunipara, Sundargarh and Hemgir. Telephone services in this district are being provided from exchanges of different technologies like EWSD TAX, 5ESS, C-DOT etc. In addition to basic telephone services, the district is also providing other new services like INET, Wimax, Internet, Broadband, ISDN, Intelligent Networks (IN), WLL, Mobile Telephony, Internet Telephony etc. In an effort to provide a few services at ease in the hands of subscribers, IVRS based Computerized Automatic Services have been made operational. Automatic Bill Payment Reminder, Bill Enquiry, Bill Payment Registration, Automatic Fault Booking, Automatic Changed Number Announcement are a few other IVRS Services available for the benefit of the Subscribers. To help the subscribers to pay their telephone bills comfortably, several online counters have been installed at Rourkela & Sundargarh City. All the exchanges of Rourkela SSA are connected through highly reliable optical fiber transmission network. The Telecom District Administration is constantly putting its best effort to provide most reliable telecom services to the people in these areas at an affordable price.


Rourkela Telecom - Status of Services

Total capacity(LL) 73312
Total capacity(WLL)   8000
Total capacity(CELL) 107600
Total DELs(LL)   30311
Total DELs(WLL) 6691
NO.OF ISDN Services   135
Total Internet Connections 4340
Internet Connections (Sancharnet) 1810
CLI 566
Lease Line 183
PCOs Local 1324
Total number of exchange 0
Number of exchange(Urban) 69
Number of exchange(Rural) 15
Total number of exchange having IVRS 69
No of CSCs 13
No of SDCA 6
Mobile connection EXCEL 150765
Internet Dhaba -
IN-PCO 163
Tax Capacity 13000
Tax Loading 8973
Area in sq km. 9712
No of towns 3
No of villages 1764
No of VPTs 1697
No of VPTs(MARR) 0
No of VPTs(Landlline) 431
No of VPTs(WLL) 1145
No of VPTs (DSPT) 99
No of VPTs (GSM) 22
No of RCPs 38
Total equipied capacity 188912
Total Wkg.conn.[WLL+CELL+LL] 200855
Utilisation -
Waiting List -
No of Tel/100 subscribers 9
About District
Sundargarh district was constituted on the 1st January, 1948 out of the two ex-States of Gangpur and Bonai, which merged with Orissa on that day. True to its name, this "beautiful" district of Sundargarh with about 43% of its total area under forest cover and numerous colourful tribes dotting its landscape and with abundant mining potential is bounded by Ranchi District of Jharkhand on the North, Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh on the west and North-West, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Angul District of Orissa on the South and South-East and Singhbhum District of Jharkhand and Keonjhar District of Orissa on the east.
The places of historical and tourist interest in the District
SUNDARGARH – An undultating table land of different elevations, broken up by rugged hill-ranges and cut off by the territorial hill-streams and rivers is one of the few districts in Orissa, which is endowed with the bounties of natural beauty and mineral wealth. Until the establishment of the Rourkela Steel Plant, the district was relatively clam and quite. The cultural activities of the tribes are gradually changing due to their contact with the cosmopolitan city of Rourkela. A visit of the district enables one to have a glimpse of the ancient tribal culture amidst the modern excitements of the science and technology.
ROURKELA: A place with a natural setting, girdled by a green range of hills and encircled by rivers, Rourkela has come in to prominence with the establishment in 1955 of the first of the three Public Sector Steel Plants set up in India. It is one of the most modern steel plants deploying the latest technology in smelting steel. Spread over an area of about 45 sq. kms. this is the biggest planned town in Orissa which exudes an air of friendliness and tranquility and has become the nerve center of all social and cultural activities of the district. Other attractions in the town include the beautifully landscaped Indira Gandhi Park with a zoo and a lake and the fertilizer complex attached to the steel plant.
    The S.E. Railways passes through Panposh and Sundargarh Sub-divisions of the district with the biggest station at Rourkela which has direct connection with New Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Madras, Tatangar, Bokaro, Puri and a number of important places in the country.

    By road, it is connected with all important towns in the State by all weather good motorable roads. There are regular interstate and intra-state bus service to and from Rourkela. It is 470 kms. from Bhubaneswar via. Kendujhar and 192 kms. from Sambalpur. Taxis, Auto-rickshaws and town buses are available for internal transport.
 VEDVYAS: Situated on the confluence of the river Sankha and Koel, which thereafter form the river Brahmani, Vedvyas is not only a place of natural beauty but also is considered a "Tirtha" a place of religious sanctity. A dip in the confluence is belied to wash away all sins. Tradition has it that Vyasadeva, the reputed sage, lived here and composed the great epic Mahabharat. There are three temples here, two dedicated to Lord Shiva and one to Rama. A Vedic Ashram and a School on the lines of Gurukula Ashram are the added attractions of the place. An ideal picnic spot, it is 5 Kms. from Panposh and 15 kms. from Rourkela with an all weather road.

    Nearest Railway Station is at Panposh (5 Kms.) and Rourkela (15 Kms.).
    Connected by all-weather road from Rourkela. Regular bus service is available from Rourkela.
MANDIRA: Known for the dam across the river Sankha, constructed for Supply of water to Rourkela and other places in the vicinity, it presents a picturesque sight. Permission to enter the dam site is issued by an Officer at the main entrance. Boating facilities are also available in the lake on prior arrangement with the dam authorities. 32 kms. from Rourkela, it is a nice place for holidaying.
    Nearest railway station is at Rourkela which is 32 kms. off.
    All weather road from Rourkela is available. There is no regular bus service but, taxis and auto rickshaws are available from Rourkela at reasonable rates.

    Nearest Railway Station is at Panposh (5 Kms.) and Rourkela (15 Kms.).
    Connected by all-weather road from Rourkela. Regular bus service is available from Rourkela.
CHATRI HILL: Located at a distance of 60 kms. from Sundargarh (20 kms. on fair-weather road branching off the main road connecting Sundargarh and Rourkela at a place called Badgaon) the unique features of the hill are that it is a monolithic one totally barren of trees, bushes and pebbles. Some caves and some ancient paleographic marks are also found on the hill.
GHOGHAR:A gorge on river IB, is situated 43 kms. To the north of Sundargarh town and is popular as a picnic spot. After the rainy season, when the water level of IB comes down, the river passes through a narrow stone bed extending over five kms. The beautiful gorge with its sylvan attracts many visitors. There is a natural Sivalinga of black granite at the site, where Sivaratri festival is observed.
DARGEEN AND DEODHARA: 56 kms. from Rourkela on National Highway 23, it is a beautiful place on the river Brahmani ideal for picnic. 2kms. away approachable on foot is Deodhara a gorge on the river.
JUNAGARH: 4kms. and 15 kms. from Hemgir and Kanika respectively, it is a fort of historial and archaeological importance with some ancient caves and having marks of Tantra worship.