New Delhi:State-run telecom operator MTNL on Wednesday reported widening of standalone net loss to around Rs900 crore in the quarter ended March 2018.

The company had posted a net loss of Rs634.8 crore in the same period a year ago. Total income of MTNL on a standalone basis declined by 31.4% to Rs660.02 crore in the last quarter of 2017-18 from Rs963.12 crore posted in the corresponding quarter of 2016-17.

For year ended 31 March, 2018, the loss of MTNL on a standalone basis widened to Rs2,973.03 crore from Rs2,941.08 crore it posted a year ago.

Total annual income of the loss making firm on standalone basis declined by 12.27% to Rs3,116.42 crore for fiscal year (FY) 2018 from Rs3,552.46 crore it recorded at the end of financial year 2016-17.

On consolidated basis, MTNL reported widening of annual loss to Rs2,970.91 crore for financial year 2017-18 from a loss of Rs2,936.05 crore it posted in the preceding fiscal.

The consolidated total income of the company for financial year 2017-18 declined by around 12% to Rs3,217.2 crore from Rs3,654.69 crore it posted for previous fiscal.

Shares of MTNL on Wednesday closed 1.48% lower at Rs16.65 a unit on the BSE.

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