BAGERHAT: Door-to-door sale of essentials is gaining popularity in Bagerhat Sadar Upazila. People are happy that the vans (traditional three wheelers) are carrying fish, meat, local fruits, vegetables, grocery items and all everyday-goods right to their doorsteps amid pandemic.
This initiative was the idea of Bagerhat-2 constituency, MP, Sheikh Sharhan Naser Tonmoy, so that people don’t have to go to the markets which would eventually decrease the chances of coronavirus spreading among the people.
Juba League leaders believe it would be possible to keep people from the markets and at the same time, the van pullers would have a regular source of income.
The vans were seen with placards inscribed Mobile Market and louder whistles were given to each van puller. Having this new works, a source of income at this ominous time, their faces glittered with smiles.
People from different walks of life have welcomed this initiative.
Bagerhat Sadar Upazila Parishad Chairman and district Juba League convener Sardar Nasir Uddin said, the mobile market was launched as the initiative of MP Sheikh Tonmoy. It was implemented by Juba League, initially with hundred vans in the upazila area which would gradually be extended to other areas.
Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Muhammad Musabbirul Islam said that one of the reasons for people causing crowd on the streets is going to markets for daily necessities. People often go to markets and wander around unnecessarily.
Azizur Rahman, Sukumar Das, Tariqul Islam, Munira Khatun, Khadizatul Kubra and Kabita Khanam in Sadar upazila said families have demands for daily necessities which the mobile market has successfully been able to meet.