Tanahun, July 30:

Nepal Telecom office in Tanahun started distributing new SIM cards at Damauli today. A total of 5,200 applicants would be provided new SIM cards between July 30 and August 4, head of the NTC office Sunil Das Manandhar said.

“A total of 1,200 SIM cards were distributed to applicants today,” Manandhar said. Droves of people thronged to the office since early morning to get SIM cards. Remaining applicants would get SIM cards from August 9, the NTC office said. “We have requested for SIM cards and RIM cards, each 5,000 pieces, for distribution on August 9 and 10,” he said.