The first phase of the planned Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) for the Indian city of Mumbai will cost Rs 933.70 crore (approximately $192m), the head of the transport planning division has revealed.

The phase consists of sections on two city expressways – the Rs 614.88 crore Bandra Kurla Complex-Mira Road section on the Western Express Highway and the Rs 318.82 crore Sion-Thane section on the Eastern Express Highway.

The survey work for the project has been done by two consultants, Consulting Engineering Services, India and Maunsell, Austria.

The project would be carried out by the city’s municipal corporation and the government-run transport organisation BEST.

Funds are expected to come from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority.

The project is awaiting clearance from the state government.