Overview of New Market
New Market, Dhaka built in 1952-54 as a shopping complex primarily to cater to the needs of the new population of dhaka city that grew in Azimpur Estate and dhanmondi Residential Area. Eventually, it attracted shopping people from all other areas of the city and places outside Dhaka. The market is located at Azimpur, with Mirpur Road on one side and Peelkhana Road on the other. Adjacent to the market there is a centre of retail shops for clothes, medicine, toiletries, and sundries necessary for household purposes and a large cluster of shops that sale cosmetics, souvenirs, show pieces, utensils, light electric items, and makeshift furniture pieces. The New Market boundaries also touch a complex of grocery shops and a market for fish, meat, fruits and vegetables. Thus New Market today means a large complex with variety of stores around and inside its main part.
The main part of the Dhaka New Market has three high arched gates leading to organised rows of shops for books and stationery, watches, clocks and spectacles, leather goods and travel kits, grocery items, clothes, jewellery, electrical equipment etc and a few service shops of tailoring, fast food, photography etc. There is a running covered veranda in front of the shops. The market has a total of 468 shops. Visitors can find most of their requirement in these shops.
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