Rourkela: Durga, the Blast Furnace-5  of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has set a new benchmark in Hot Metal production by making 9320 tonnes on 25th May 2018, which is its best-ever performance since inception. With this the furnace has surpassed its previous best production of 9010 tonnes recorded on 26th March 2016. The cumulative Hot Metal production from all the furnaces on 25th May was 12514 tonnes, which was again the highest. The previous record was of 12,344 tonnes clocked on 17th May 2018.  

            The RSP CEO, Ashwini Kumar, along with executive director(works)  Subhendra Das visited blast furnace and congratulated the collective for the record performance.