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Shopping at Rourkela

Located along the north western border of the state Rourkela city is the third largest city of this state. Known to possess a modern outlook and being surrounded by amazing landscapes, this poses to be a great visit for people who are either tourists or residents of this place. Housing the giant steel company SAIL along with the educational institute NIT, this city sure welcomes a lot many people for compulsory stay.Shopping in this city can be called limited.


There is no traditional artifact or any special shopping item that is patented to this city. One can find various super markets as well as individual stores in
Rourkela to shop at. There are several Supermarkets, Jewellery stores,
men and women apparel stores etc there in Rourkela. There are a few shopping complexes and markets that are specific to this area where one can go shopping for the various necessity items.

NAC Market
at Sector- 2 was constructed in the year 1983 for growing demand of customers in the area of Sector – 1 , Sector – 2 and the then Regional Engineering Colleges ( Now NIT ) residents alongside the Sector – 2 main road leads to NIT . During its establishment the said market was maintained and controlled by the erstwhile NAC ( ST) of Rourkela .
But after closing NAC ( ST) in the year 1995 the market was under the control of Rourkela Municipality . In the mean time Rourkela Steel Township area was declared as Industrial Township , accordingly the maintenance and control of the said market was goes to Rourkela Steel Plant authority under Estate Department. There are more than 100 variety size shops for various need of customer. There is also a Vegetable market with small shops also available in the said market.


Ispat Market( AMBAGAN )
It is one of the oldest market of Rourkela Steel Township the ISPAT MARKET or AMBAGAN market is situated in the center of the steel township adjacent to Sector – 19 and Sector – 5 Chowk. Almost all types of household materials , vegetables , fruits and other materials are available here under one roof. Recently there is another addendum to this market which is known as Gajapati Market , adjacent to this market with number of new shops for traders adding to its feather very recently. Due to its locational advantage in the center of Steel Township, number of people visited this market daily. Usual weekly closing of this market is Monday.


VIP Market The oldest market of its type is at Sector – 5 built around 1960s with 36 big shops with residential house in the 1st floor for shop keepers is established particularly for Odia traders . But by the process of time these shops are owned by non – Odia people . Due to its big size and high profile customers this market is called as VIP market. Some of the reputed brands like PRESTIGE , USHA , KOUTONS , BATA etc are running there exclusive showrooms here . Other than these big shops there are also 32 low profile shops are operating here with variety of trades . Particularly a few of the popular stitching/ Tailoring shops like Bonafied , friends , Ability etc are very famous among customers in the steel township. Another small shop market is also opened here in recent year .