Construction work on the Brahmaputra Cracker & Polymer Ltd (BCPL), popularly known as the Assam Gas Cracker Project is underway in full swing. The project is likely to be commissioned by December 2013. Progress of the project has been disrupted by several factors, ranging from inclement weather, labour unrest to below par performance of contractors. The overall project cost has been revised to Rs 9,285 crore from Rs 5,460 crore. The cost escalation can be attributed to time over-run, technology and design change, rising construction costs etc.