M.G. Road will be closed to traffic as part of the preparatory work for the Kochi Metro Rail on Saturday night.

The road will remain closed between 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to detect the underground sewage lines.

This is crucial before launching the piling works in the stretch along the M.G. Road.

Though the district administration and the police have asked DMRC to complete the work within the allotted time, it may stretch beyond that if the rain plays spoilsport. DMRC has decided to press in extra workers and equipment for the time-bound completion of work, which may witness the excavation of medians.

The work will be launched from near the Doraiswamy Crossroad.

Though DMRC had undertaken excavation along the eastern side of Padma Junction earlier this month, the water and sewage pipelines of the Kerala Water Authority remained elusive.