An initiative is put forward by Kochi Metro Rail Limited, regarding the beautification of MG road to retrieve the old glory of the artery and commercial gallery of Kochi. The committee framed to carry forth the proposed plan will discuss it with representatives from KMRL, Merchants union and MG Road city cooperation.
According to the plan, the authorities have proposed the idea of limiting vehicular movement to one side of the road so that the remaining space could be be set aside exclusively for pedestrian movement and non-motorized transportation. This will encourage more people to do shopping freely by walking on the street. The pedestrian area, with dedicated walkway, cycle track and benches, can be separated using bollards (short vertical posts).