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 (Sadar-Kachua) constituency Member of Parliament (MP), Sheikh Sarhan Naser Tanmoy, so that people don’t have to go to the markets which would eventually decrease the chances of Covid-19 virus spreading among the people.
Implemented by the district Juba League, 100 vans are serving the 10 unions of the Sadar upazila.
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 Vrammoman Bazar (Mobile Market) and louder whistles were given to each van puller. Having this new job, 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 Tanmoy. 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 Mohammad Moshabberul 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.
“Now, people won’t need to go out as they could purchase their necessary products at their doorsteps through the mobile market.
Delwar Hossain, Kamal Das, Swapan Haldar, Beauty Begum and Monowara Khatun living in Sadar upazila said families have demands for daily necessities which the mobile market has successfully been able to meet.
Source: United News of Bangladesh