Rourkela upgraded as Municipal Corporation

 Bhubaneswar: Steel City Rourkela has been accorded with corporation status by Odiosha Government. State Urban Development Department has made a formal announcement to this effect.

The Urbam Development Department announcement said three more Gram Panchayat’s in the city periphery Jhadataranga, Jagada and Nabakrushna Nagar have been brought under the jurisdiction of Rourkela Municipal Corporation.

While the urban body has a total of 33 wards at present, the administration soon would do a detailed survey to delimit words and create more as the city population is increasing and new geographical areas being added to the urban body, Urban Development Department sources said.