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DNCC mayor urges people to buy goods at fixed govt prices

  • Published at 09:26 pm May 13th, 2019
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Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam is verifying whether commodity prices were stable on Monday, May 13, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

DNC Executive Magistrate Sohel Rana fines two grocery shops Tk15,000 and Tk30,000 respectively for selling expired goods.

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam urged people to follow the government-set fixed price list to buy essential commodities.

The mayor visited the kitchen market in Dhaka’s Uttara sector 6 at noon on Monday to verify whether commodity prices were stable.

The mayor checked to see whether butcher shops had posted fixed price tags in front of their shops. He also inspected grocery stores and other shops at the kitchen market to see if they were selling their goods at fixed prices.

DNC Executive Magistrate Sohel Rana fined two grocery shops Tk15,000 and Tk30,000 respectively for selling expired goods.

Two street vendors were also fined Tk15,000 jointly for blocking footpaths and selling their goods.

The mayor briefed reporters after the inspection drive. He said: “If buyers are charged more money than the fixed price, dishonest traders and sellers will be fined according to the law. There is more than enough supply of all necessary products in the market.”

The mayor said he would also visit other DNCC markets in phases.

He also said: "Footpaths and roads must be free for pedestrians."

Executive Magistrate Sajid Anwar evicted nearly 30 street vendors from roads and footpaths.