Rushing buyers trigger record business in Rangpur Eid markets


Thousands of buyers are rushing to the markets and shopping places triggering record sales and business of Eid items in the city almost two weeks ahead of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr festivity, reports BSS.

Leaders of business bodies said buyers are trying to complete their purchase of Eid items ahead of the holy festivity aiming at avoiding last moment unbearable rush at hot and humid weather in Eid shopping centres.

As a result, Eid shopping has already reached at the peak now at bigger markets, shopping malls, complexes, roadside and makeshifts markets amid tight security measures.

Senior-vice President of Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Mostoba Hossain Ripon said selling already marked a record business following increase of incomes of common people.

“The business places have worn festive looks with rushing men, women, adolescents, housewives, girls, boys, students and youths for buying items of own choice,” he said.

Rangpur Metropolitan Police control room sources said security measures and monitoring o the law and order situation have been tightened to enable common people marketing without untoward incidents in the city.

According to market sources, prices of clothes for males, females, babies and children are almost 30 to 40 percent higher this time than the previous year though the increased price has no impact on purchasing capacity of buyers.

Hundreds of Eid shoppers have been rushing daily to Super Market, Jahaz Company Shopping Complex, City Plaza, ‘Karupannya’, Moti Plaza, Salek Market, Jamal Market, Maya Exclusive Fashion House, ‘Adi Janata’, Bismillah Garments, Madina Garments, Golden Tower, ‘Rangan’, ‘Zila Parishad Biponi Bitan’, ‘Shah Amanat’, ‘Rajanigandha’, Jahaz Company Shopping Complex, City Plaza, ‘Karupannya’, Moti Plaza, Salek Market, Jamal Market, Station Market, Rajib Gandhi Market, Honumantola Market and other markets, shopping malls and centres in the city.

Talking to BSS today, rushing buyers at different city markets said they were purchasing clothes and other Eid items for babies, children, youths, males and females at much higher prices this time than the last year.

Each of female three pieces is being sold at rates between Taka 1,200 and 20,000, saree between Taka 1,200 and 45,000, pant pieces between Taka 1,000 and 3,500, jeans pants between Taka 2,000 and 5,000 and shirt pieces between Taka 1,000 and 3,500.

University students Mehedi Hassan Rafiul Islam, Aklima Begum and Putul Khatun at ‘Super Market’ said they already purchased their Eid clothes of own choice at 40 percent higher prices on an average this year compared to last year.

School students Shahina Akhter, Homayra Banu and Kokila Begum at ‘Zila Parishad Biponi Bitan’ they purchased most of their Eid items, including clothes, at higher rates this time that the last year.

Couple Noor Mohammad and Sonali Chowdhury came with their daughters Malika, 15, and Chandona, 12, to Jahaz Company Shopping Complex and purchased Eid clothes, cosmetics and other goods for their children at higher rates this year.

Talking to BSS, Businessmen Azgar Hossain, Kabir Ahmed and Mizanur Rahman at Honumantola Market expressed happiness over excellent sales of Eid clothes and other items so far adding that the business would boon further daily till before the Eid day.

Traders Altaf Hossain, Imran Ali, Akkas Ali and Lokman Hossain at Super Market were also happy over sales of various Eid items, cosmetics and other goods and hoped that the sales would continue increasing in the coming days.

“The traders are expecting a record business this time as sales would continue to increase till last day before Eid-ul-Fitr as living standard of common people notably improved in last ten years,” said President of RCCI Mostafa Sohrab Chowdhury Titu.