Despite the high price of tomatoes in recent times, a society in Ghaziabad saw many people lining up to purchase the vegetable from a tempo in their compound. Mahagun Puram society which is located in a posh area of the NCR region has now gone viral after a video from there showing several residents standing in a queue to buy tomatoes surfaced online.
It is said that the rate of tomatoes being sold here was Rs. 130/kg, which happens to be the subsidised price in the region. Seeing that otherwise, the product crossed Rs. 200/kg in the Ghaziabad market, people rushed to collect the veggie being provided at a better price. According to reports, Mandi Parishad, District Administration, and Municipal Corporation have made arrangements to sell tomatoes at reasonable rates for people there.
In the video, we could see 2-3 lines of people carrying their bags to fill with the vegetable. Both men and women were spotted in the queue to purchase tomatoes. Some were also seen recording videos and clicking selfies at the site which had turned dramatic.