CHARMINAR: This Ramzan season saw a sharp rise in the price of fruits and chickens, through the markets of the old town. Although the cost of fruit, according to dealers, has fallen from 10 to 15 percent over the past week, chicken has become more expensive by another "50 to 60".
However, soaring prices affected lower and middle class families in the city.
"The price of fruits such as watermelon, pineapple, apple, pomegranate and banana has also doubled, and it burns a huge hole in our chicken. Pocket, "sa Id Amir, a resident of Malakpet.
The local fruit salesman Mohd Aslam linked the rising rates to the rising demand for these items during Ramzan. "People prefer to buy nutritious fruit at this time of year for Iftar. That's why the prices were slaughtered by 15 percent in total," said the Charminar seller.
Ditto, the new chicken rates said that traders while claiming that prices are expected to decline soon. "The rates will not be the same when Ramzan is replaced," said Mohammed Hafeez, owner of a poultry.