Panvel is the gateway to the MMR — the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The main hinterland of Maharashtra lies towards the east and south of Panvel. Panvel provides quick access to the hinterland and it is the opening towards Pune. With the opening of the economy, one can expect a lot of development to take place in and around Panvel. There will be dramatic improvements taking place there. Panvel has been a middle-class area, the other Navi Mumbai nodes are more affluent. Proximity to Pune is its biggest asset. With the new international airport coming up in Navi Mumbai, Panvel’s future seems very promising. It can really take off. Another plus point is its proximity to JNPT [the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust], the dedicated freight corridor [DFC], the industrial corridor [DMIC or the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor, which could transform much of the business and logistics scenario for West and North India]. Even currently, the rail connectivity is excellent. As a terminus it is suitable for freight-related activities. Towards Pune you have agriculture, floriculture, so Panvel is poised for a great future.