Prime Minister Narendra Modi will sound the poll bugle for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the State by throwing open seven major projects on September 7. Mr. Modi will inaugurate Metro works, road projects, rural development projects and an industrial corridor in Mumbai, Nagpur and Aurangabad. Senior party workers said the PM will also oversee induction of several opposition leaders. In Mumbai, the PM will inaugurate a Metro line, participate in the ground breaking ceremony of Metro Bhavan (control and command centre for all projects) being developed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the Chunabhatti-BKC overpass while performing the ground-breaking ceremony for other projects, senior ministers of the BJP said. The Metro Bhavan, to be built at a cost of ₹13 crore and spread over 1.14 lakh square meter in Aarey has been facing opposition from citizens who fear massive loss of trees. In Aurangabad, the PM will lay the foundation stone for a portion of the Mumbai-Delhi Industrial Corridor, dedicating it to “the nation”, and a structure being developed by the Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC) as part of the same project, officials said. “Both the projects were long pending, awaiting a green signal and will play an important part in the development of the region,” said an official. In Nagpur, Mr. Modi will throw open sections of Nagpur Metro and meet senior functionaries of the party.