Listed in Market & Shopping Malls
- Atish Diponkor Road, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka City Corporation Khilgaon Bazaar or locally known as Khillgaon bazaar is a renowned landmark in the North Shahjahan pur area of Dhaka. The market is open throughout the week and ranges in products from raw produce, plastic products, spices, livestock and poultry, metal works and many other genre of products.
The downtown “Khilgaon” area was a quite like a rural area till the construction of one of the largest flyovers within the country was completed, this modified the looks of the nearby places dramatically(for better or for worse is really upto you). Khilgaon Bazaar is placed simply close to the Khilgaon Rail crossing, that is often huddled with a lot of hawkers who open their stalls on the railway (literally ON TOP of the rail track). The rickshaws and prohibited wayside retailers park and passby the place making it terribly engorged and reduces the wonder of the market. Khilganon Markets has demanded an upgrade, to become a multistoried market with the parallel development of the fly-over. The national City Corporation has plans to convert the Khilgaon Market into a shopping precinct (sometime in the distant future). This conversion may go against this marginalized shopkeepers who will be evicted as a result of it if they cannot meet the high price of rent of the new retail spaces that will be created.
The Khilgaon Market is a very standard raw market place because it is a comprehensive market place offering just about everything needed for daily living. From metal woks to textile all daily necessary merchandise are on the market here. The market is sub-divided as per the sort of merchandise sold or offered. there’s a textile market, a vegetable market, a meat and fish market, a spice market, the fruit market further as retailers and wholesalers of rice and daily family merchandise. At present, this market is split into four components they’re Uttara Market, Pubali Market, Hawkers Market and Municipality Market. There ar 837 retailers on the market during this Bazaar.
The history of the market stretches back to 1974 once some businessmen took a lease on the land and determined to develop it. They established a Bazaar with 351 retailers. The City Corporation authority gave permission to make a 10 storied building in 2003 as a part of the re-development however work has not begun.
A video of the place can be seen here: Khilgaon Bazaar
Opening and Closing hour :
Khilgaon Bazaar remains open from 7.00 a.m till 9.00 p.m. The tea stall and eating house stay open deep into the night.
Khilgaon Bazaar is Opened Everyday.