government-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has announced
a 47-per cent cut in domestic long-distance rates on fixed
line phones beyond 500 km.
have received TRAIs [Telecom Regulatory Authority
of India] approval and have slashed the STD rates to Rs
4.80 a minute from
the existing Rs 9 per minute, says BSNL chairman
director Prithipal Singh. For distance up to 500
km, BSNL has not changed the rates.