Rourkela Steel Plant witnessed a spurt in production following installation and operation of state-of-the-art blast furnace-V.

The Steel Plant produced 9,020 tonnes of hot metal out of which 4,267 tonnes were made by the new the blast furnace on Sunday. The sinter units matched the performance by producing 15,988 tonnes of sinter which is again the best ever performance for any single day, RSP said in a statement here on Monday.