Nepal Telecom (NT) has slashed its tariff rates for making calls through access code 1424 to six countries having a huge number of Nepali migrant workers.
The countries are India, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait. According to a press release issued by the NT, tariff for making calls to India has been reduced from Rs 4 per minute to Rs 2.90. Similarly, for Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait, the tariff has been set at Rs 12 per minute, exclusive of applicable taxes.
The new tariff will come into effect from Friday. Stiff competition in the domestic telecom market has been forcing telecom service operators to cut down their call rates. Ncell and United Telecom Limited have been charging Rs 2.99 and Rs 3 per minute (0.75 paisa per 15 seconds), respectively, for making calls to India.