Team Anna has put the ball in motion. The fight against corruption has gathered momentum, and the government has been made accountable with regard to governance. The will of the state, which was always subject to its fractured position, if not its own reluctance, has now been tamed. The will of the people to act against the government has been spurred by reported recent instances of unbridled corruption. Team Anna has provided a solution to bring an end to the shameless plunder of the nation's wealth at the hands of those who govern and administer.Our construction industry is likely to gain tremendously from this revolution as deterrents against corruption will improve investor sentiment, and the industry will be able to move into a new orbit up the value chain. While this movement is a good beginning and will serve as a deterrent, many other reforms are needed to break the grip this evil in our society holds. At the National Port & Shipping Conference, organised by FICCI & ASAPP Conferences, L Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, spoke on the need to develop the port and espoused the cause of empowerment; he appears to have set up an agenda to enhance traffic and capacity and establish good governance. JNPT's dredging project to increase its draft is already in motion; the next phase of taking it up to 17 m is already on the anvil. Similar sentiments were echoed by ML Meena, Chairman, Kolkata Port Trust, who discussed plans to build alternate capacity by constructing Diamond Harbour. He also spoke of the envisaged construction of Haldia Dock II along the west bank of the Hooghly at Salukkhali. Applications for Haldia Dock II will come up in a public-private partnership mode. Overall, the government's plan to spend Rs 2.87 lakh crore by 2020 on the ports sector will require nearly two-thirds to come from the private sector; this will throw up multiple opportunities in port connectivity, logistics, dredging, etc.Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chauhan's talk on Mumbai Infrastructure at the Indian Merchant's Chamber, showed he had finally decided to start taking calls. His first decisive one was a commitment to infrastructure projects in Mumbai with timelines. The Versova-Ghatkopar Metroline is to be complete by the third quarter of 2012. The Charkop-Mankhurd line has completed financial closure and work will start after the monsoons. The third line from Colaba- Bandra-BKC costing Rs 18,000 crore will now terminate at the airport and be underground. The 22 km Mumbai Transharbour link from Sewri to Chirle is likely to see the tender notice in May 2012 and contract award by the third quarter of 2012. Hearteningly, he spoke like a man in charge who would be willing to take responsibility.Evidently, the seeds of growth are taking root. The government needs to earn its keep. Citizen India is awake and at the door of those who need to take the nation forward. People power is taking charge - get set.NB: CW turns 15 this month! Watch this space for a year full of action.