The Cauvery Tribunal verdict resulted into people of Karnataka observing bandh on Monday which affected the textile business in Erode as transport across the border was suspended for a week.
Due to the bandh, the Erode Gani textile market and all the other small shandies (periodical markets) at Old Manickam theatre at Gandhiji Road and CD Mill complex at Asokapuri wore a deserted look.
Lorry movements to Karnataka at present have resumed but goods worth over Rs35 crore were lying in various godowns, said R S Nataraja Mudaliar, President of Erode All Textile Traders Association.
Goods that were sold last Tuesday could be despatched this Tuesday only as lorry services to Karnataka and other states were suspended since last week, said T Palanisamy, President, Gani Market All Textile Traders Association.
Erode textile market stopped purchasing new goods from traders of other States as gods that were sold could not be lifted from godowns, which in turn affected the weavers, said R V Muruganandam, Secretary of Thiruvengadasamy Street Traders Association.