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K L Sharma is currently serving as ED – Commercial with the Airport Authority of India (AAI).
He started his career in 1981 with the Central Public Works Department (CPWD). In 1989, he joined the erstwhile National Airports Authority and eventually rose to the level of Regional Executive Director. At AAI he served as Airport Director, Udaipur Airport from 2005 to 2009, and was also involved in the development of Jaipur, Jammu, Paro Bhutan, Lucknow, Varanasi, Chandigarh, lmphal, Jorhat, Port Blair, Pekyong, Jharsuguda and Dehradun airports.
As Regional Executive Director (Western Region) and as Regional Executive Director (Eastern Region) he was instrumental in developing underserved and unserved airports under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) - UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik). During this period, the airports at Pekyong (greenfield airport in Sikkim), Jharsuguda in Orissa and Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh were given the licence from DGCA for general public use.