Rourkela Junction railway station, Rourkela
Address: Udit Nagar, Rourkela, Odisha 769001
Contact Number: 7788902574
Type Of Organization: train station
Rourkela railway station is a railway junction located in the north-western part of the Indian state of Odisha and serves Rourkela in Sundergarh district. Rourkela is the third largest urban agglomeration in Odisha. Mumbai LTT - Tatanagar Antyodaya Express passes through Rourkela.Rourkela Railway Station came up with the opening of the Nagpur-Asansol main line of Bengal Nagpur Railway in 1891. It became a station on the crosscountry Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line in 1900. Rourkela was connected to Barsuan iron ore mines in 1960.In earlier days the railway station of Rourkela was within the village of Mahulpali. The railway station gained in importance with the setting up of India’s first public sector steel plant at Rourkela in the nineteen fifties.It was electrified in 1961-62.
Rourkela Railway Station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.10 trains originate at Rourkela and 101 trains(including weeklies and bi-weeklies) pass through it.It is situated on the Kolkata-Mumbai South Eastern railway line which is a major route connecting the two metros of India. Rourkela is connected to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ranchi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Nagpur, Patna, Vishakhapatnam, Jamshedpur, Raipur, Cuttack, Puri, Sambalpur and Jammu & Kashmir and Ranchi.