The preliminary work of the Kochi Metro Rail Project will kick-start on July 30th, Saturday. The first and foremost work includes the renovation of the North Railway Over Bridge (ROB). To tackle the difficulties that would arise when the North ROB is dismantled for renovation, the authorities have decided to construct a new ROB in Salim Rajan Road near Kerala State Road Transportation Corporation (KSRTC) bus stand. This ROB will connect the Salim Rajan Road with Mullassery Canal Road. The funding for the construction of new ROB will be provided by the Kerala State Government. The shape of this ROB will be semi circular and will be constructed over KSRTC garage.