Connectivity—through roads, rail or waterways— is vital for stable GDP growth. At the micro level, it offers better access to education and income opportunities. Within this framework, the present Government has been doing a lot. In order to understand these activities of the government more deeply and the impact it could have, Free Press Journal in conjunction with Moneycontrol, organised ‘India’s road ahead’. Gracing the event was Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India, who delivered the keynote address at the conference. This was followed by two panel discussion. While first panel was moderated by R N Bhaskar,Consulting Editor, FPJ; second panel was with Santosh Nair, Editor, Moneycontrol. Edited excerpts by Pankaj Joshi.