Mumbai, April 8: Regional political outfit Shiv Sena has launched free internet WiFi services for residents of Mumbai. Eight spots in the populous region of South Mumbai have been installed with WiFi hotspots. They would not be encrypted with secure passwords. City dwellers could readily avail the benefits of the free internet service. The charges for the same would be paid from Shiv Sena party fund.Also Read - 'Thappad se Darr Nahi Lagta', Uddhav Thackeray on BJP MLC’s Remark Against Shiv Sena Bhavan

Shiv Sena’s youth brigade chief, Aditya Thackeray inaugurated the WiFi services on Friday, on the occassion of Gudi Padwa. The free internet would be available at junctures of Govinda Mandir, Khetwadi Galli No. 6, Magistrate Cinema, Girgaon Krantinagar, Chirabazar, Modi Street, Colaba Market and Machimar Nagar in Colaba. “Inaugurated free for all internet wifi spots in South Mumbai today, on behalf of Yuva Sena,” the fourth generation Thackeray clan leader said. (ALSO READ: Shiv Sena to oppose ‘Smart City’ if urban autonomy not safeguarded: Uddhav Thackeray) Also Read - Mumbai Local Train Latest Update: Restrictions Likely to be Lifted For Fully Vaccinated Passengers Soon, Say Reports | Key Points

The 8 spots chosen by the party are places where the youth hang out the most. This is yet another innovative strategy of Shiv Sena to consolidate its vote bank moving into 2017 Brihan Mumbai Corporation elections. Also Read - Mumbai Local Train Latest Update: Resume Suburban Services For General Public or Pay Rs 5,000 as Allowance to Each Individual, Demands BJP

Aditya Thackeray also said that the the eight spots are chosen for the first round of free wifi service. Shiv Sena would expand this programme if it turns out to be a success.