Towards the end of 1946, most of existing roads of Sundargarh District were constructed. One National Highway i.e. NH-23 is passing through Rourkela which runs from Chas-Ranchi-Rourkela-Talcher- Banarpal – Junction with National Highway No. 42. About 30 kms of this highway passes through in and around Rourkela. Though the finalization of the project is awaited but the planning for four lining of this highway is under consideration. One more National Highway i.e. NH – 213 which runs from Rajamunda (in Sundargarh District) to Panikoili in Jajpur District .
Other than this the State Highway No – 10 which runs from Rourkela to Sambalpur is another good road used in a large way particularly after its renovation and up gradation in 1995. There are number of other departmental roads in and around Rourkela stretched in different parts.
From civic point of view the Steel City consists of two parts i.e. Steel Township and Civil Township. While the ring road constructed by Rourkela Steel Plant Authority which has surrounded the Steel Township the other part of the ring road is Civil Township. The Steel Township roads are also maintained by the RSP authority.
There are number of daily Bus Services from Rourkela to different parts of Orissa and few are also from Rourkela to neighboring states like Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand. There are number of Town buses are plying daily in the city.
The new Bus Terminus at Rourkela constructed by Rourkela Development Authority caters various demands of Bus services to different parts of the states. Other than New Bus stand , there are number of ticket booking counters in different parts of Rourkela Town for the public to book tickets for destinations.
The details list of the Bus Services to various areas of State are as per following format, rout wise.