While the news is 100 percent true,It will no have any impact om the regular mobile user in India.
The DOT has only asked the existing 10 digit M2M numbers to 13 Digit numbers from October 1. To the end this speculation,M2M number is meant for machine the ones connected to the internet M2M or SIM based IOT devices will be impacted by this
The regular 10 digit mobile number that all costumer in India enjoy is not going to change.
TRI state that M2M communication is a form of data communication that involves in the one or more entities that do not necessarily require human interaction or invention in the process of communication. M2M is also named as Machine type communication (MTC) in 3GPP.
What is M2M Communication ?
M2M can be described as the interaction between device and machines (It could be Airplane ship connected cars, or Bicycle) that are connected to the internet and to each other . The M2M SIM card is required to connect these devices to the internet. Through these can be used on regular mobiles as well. However ,telecom operator like Vodafone, Airtel, etc have dedicated M2M in sector like transport, power,utilities,logistics,health and shipping has enormous potential to boost the economic development of the country.
Found by http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/m2m-mobile-number-to-have-13-digits-from-july-1-but-it-wont-affect-common-users-5072437/