PV Desk : As the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the major religious festivals of the Muslims, is knocking at the door, shopping has gained momentum with great rush in the markets of port city.
The buyers are crowding in the city markets here to buy clothes and other necessary life style items for their families.
All city markets are seen busy selling their commodities as crowds of customers at the shopping centers start in the morning and continue till midnight.
With a sharp rise in the number of buyers, traffic congestion in the city’s different busy areas, including New Market, Chawkbazar, Probortok, Andarkillah, GEC, Lalkhan bazar crossings and Agrabad area, has become acute.
Most businessmen at different markets said sales have not yet reached its peak compared to its past year trend although 14 Ramadan has passed.
Shoppers complained that the prices of all lifestyle items have increased by 10 to 20 per cent than the last year.
President of General Metropolitan Shop Owner Association said most of the public and private employees got their salaries and festival bonus so the shopping has gained momentum.
Popular clothes are being sold at prices ranging from Taka 4000 to Taka 20,000. Both Indian and local saris are also in great demand, Abdul Mannan, General Secretary of Terribazar Businessmen Association quoted different market sources as saying.
Different brands of local saris like Silk, Katan, Tangail and Indian
Kanjilal, are in great demand in the local markets.