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|February 4, 1999||
Purakayastha hints at hike in phone tariff
After an inspection of the 'micro-tunnelling' system in Calcutta, he told reporters yesterday that the TRAI, following a thorough discussion, has suggested the price hike.
Except TRAI, all other organisations connected with the telephone service are against any tariff hike.
Purakayastha too said that the TRAI should reconsider its proposal to ensure that customers are not burdened and progress in the sector is not hampered.
He said the parliament standing committee would meet again on February 11 for further discussion in this regard.
Asked whether eventually there would be a tariff hike considering that there is such strong opposition to it from political parties including the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's allies, he said ''A hike may happen.''
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