India Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has said he is hopeful that high jet fuel cost and passenger fares will come down as and when government places aviation turbine fuel (ATF) on the notified product list, which will cut down upon the state sales tax levied on the fuel. Singh has also urged the state chief ministers to “voluntarily reduce state tax on the ATF to encourage more airlines to fly to their cities and offer reasonable fares on the routes which is sustainable for them and the passengers”.

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