KHULNA: Khulna District Administration and Khulna City Corporation (KCC) are taking preparations to set up a total of 34 cattle markets in city and district.
According to KCC sources, the city corporation will set up the lone cattle market in Zoragate area on August 26.
The decision was taken on Wednesday at the general meeting of KCC with its Mayor Moniruzzaman Mony in the chair.
The meeting also took decision on installing close circuit cameras (CCTVs camera) at the market, fake currency identification machines and ensuring tight security measures for buyers as well as sellers.
The meeting also requested Khulna Metropolitan Police and District Police authorities to deploy adequate number of law enforcers, including RAB and police personnel, in and around the cattle market to ensure safety for all.
The mayor at the meeting urged all concerned to remain alert so that cattle traders should not be harassed by extortionists on highways and river ways while transporting sacrificial animals to the city and district from different parts of the region.
Meanwhile, Khulna district administration will set up 33 traditional and makeshift cattle markets at nine upazilas of the district.
The markets include Kharnia, Shahpur, Atharomile, Chuknagar at Dumuria upazila, Chandkhali, Gadaipur, Kachikata, Zero point at Paikgachha upazila, Bazua, Chalna at Dacope upazila, Deulia, Gobindapur, Kalna, Ghughrakathi, Manadarbaria, Hogla at Koyra upazila, Fultala Sadar upazila, MA Mazid College Ground, Zalal Uddin College Ground and Patherbazar Secondary School Ground at Dighalia upazila, Ekhari and Kathenga at Terokhada upazila, Baintala, Khutirhat and Baroaria at Batiaghata upazila and Amtala, Talimpur and East Busstand at Rupsha upazila in the district.
While talking to BSS, Additional Police Super (detective) CA Halim said about 2,000 police would be deployed at different cattle markets.
"The police have been asked to stop toll collection from any cattle-laden truck or pick-up van on highways and river ways so that cattle traders can do their business smoothly and people buy sacrificial animals at cheaper rate before the upcoming Eid."