DGH likely to move to Noida by end of August

Vol 11, PW 2 (31 May 07) News in Brief

Upstream companies operating in India will soon have to drive to the Delhi suburb of Noida in Uttar Pradesh for meetings with the DGH.

PETROWATCH learns the DGH, in need of more space, will move to a rented office in Sector 63 within two and a half months. A source confirms the DGH, many of whose staff already live in Noida, will work from Sector 63 for three years before moving into a custom-made building in Sector 73, on land bought by the oil ministry, some five-km from Sector 63.

Blame the move on an ever-increasing workload and end of the lease at the DGH’s present office in the Hindustan Times building on KG Marg in central Delhi. Instead of extending the lease, which ended a month ago, the DGH decided that it would be better to move.

“We are setting up a National Data Repository,â€‌ says a source. “This will need space.

â€‌ Some DGH employees are unhappy at the move “as the new office is 25-km from central Delhi.â€‌