NEW DELHI, April 21 � Work on the mega Assam Gas Cracker project is on track, with the Centre today announcing that 99 per cent of the project work has been completed.
As on March 15, the cumulative physical progress of the Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) project is 99.5 per cent and the construction progress achieved is 98.7 per cent.
The mechanical completion of all the units at Lepetkata has been achieved. The project is targeted to be completed by June, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said in the Lok Sabha.
The total number of vacancies in the BCPL is 685. The total number of employees appointed so far is 432. Further, 51 offers of appointment have been issued to the candidates who are yet to join. The approved cost of the BCPL project is Rs 8,920 crore.
The minister further confirmed that a monitoring committee has been formed under the chairmanship of the Secretary (Chemicals and Petrochemicals) to monitor the progress of implementation of the project.
Representatives from the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals and promoters of the company including the Government of Assam, GAIL, Numaligarh Refinery Limited and Oil India Limited (OIL) are members of the monitoring committee.
The project has a capacity to produce 2.20 lakh tonnes per annum (TPA) of high density polyethylene, lines low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and 60,000 TPA polyethylene (PP).
A plastic park in Tinsukia has been approved under the scheme. In addition, the BCPL has organised awareness programmes for development of downstream industries in the north-eastern region for local consumption of products and byproducts of BCPL, Ahir said.