The decision had been taken in the wake of telecom tariff order issued by TRAI, the company said in a statement.

Roaming tariff for incoming calls has been cut by 40 percent, STD by 23 percent and 20 percent for local calls.

Local and national SMS tariff has been reduced by 75 percent, the statement cited.

Earlier, BSNL had announced free unlimited calls from landline to any landline from nine in the night to seven in the morning which is also with effect from May 1.

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