Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Thursday, Jun 19, 2008
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Google



Tamil Nadu
Nxg

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |



Tamil Nadu - Madurai Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Southern Railway switches over to private telecom operator

MADURAI: The Southern Railway will soon give up Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BNSL) mobile services now used by over 3,000 railway officials. This follows a decision taken by the Railway Board to switch over to a private telecom operator.

For the six divisional offices of Southern Railway it would just be a change of operator. But for the BSNL it would mean an immediate revenue loss of a minimum of Rs. 21 lakh a month.

As of now, the BSNL has given State-wise closed user group to railway officials under the Plan 525. Under this plan, each user is eligible to make free calls worth Rs. 300 at a pulse rate of 15 seconds a unit. Besides, they get 100 free SMS (short messaging service).

“The decision is taken at New Delhi and we do not know the reason behind this,” railway sources said.

A BSNL official said that had the decision been taken at the zonal level (General Manager), officials at the BSNL circle level would have negotiated and made the plans more attractive for the railways.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Tamil Nadu

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |




News Update



The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Home |

Copyright 2008, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu