Please reduce time for advance ticket booking from 120 days to 30 days.

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Please reduce time for advance ticket booking from 120 days to 30 days.

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विधि जैन Vidhi Jain started this petition to Hon'ble Railway Minister and

Indian Railways has increased time for advance booking from 60 days to 120 days earlier and now doubled the cancellation charges.

Do you know why? This was planned by Railway Officials long ago because they knew that 95% passengers can not plan their journeys 120 days before so there will be higher rate of reservation cancellations and thereby big earnings for Railways in the name of cancellation charges. Can you plan your journeys 120 days i.e. 4 months in advance? Will your Boss approve your leaves 4 months ahead (for employees)? No way but you are left out with no option but to book the tickets 4 months ahead of any expected journey otherwise you will not get the confirmed tickets. Even in advance booking, if you forget the correct booking date, you will not get confirmed ticket. 

Here comes the game. Earnings on earnings. Now w.e.f 12th Nov 2015; they have doubled the cancellation charges,  you know why? Only to earn double income on cancellation charges. If you are booking railway tickets 4 months ahead of journey date there are 95% chances, you will lend up cancelling your tickets and spending more money for services you never used. This is a big loot by the Raiways, whose motto was to serve the public not to earn money. But they are doing just opposite "only money no service." If the advance booking starts only 30 days in advance millions of passengers will be benefited and rate of cancellation of tickets will drop drastically. We will be well prepared for our journeys instead of bookings in vain.

Our demands to the Hon'ble Railways Minister in larger public interest are:

1. Reduce advance booking days from 120 days to 30 days.

2. Withdraw/call off the decision doubling cancellation charges dated 12th Nov 2015.

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This petition had 73,381 supporters