Lorry strike: Rs 700 cr worth knitted wear piles up in Tirupur

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 26, 2018 10:53 AM IST

Chennai: The indefinite truckers strike that entered the seventh day today, has hit various business sectors of Tamilnadu.

According to reports, Rs 700 crore worth of knitted wear is stagnating in Tirupur for lack of lorry movement.

As there seems no end to the strike, matchbox manufacturers have decided to shut shop from tomorrow as the stocks are piling up.

In the same way, chicken from Palladam and coconut oil for Kangeyam have not  been sent to neighbouring states due to the strike.

Vegetable prices have skyrocketed due to the strike as there is no movement of lorries from the production areas to the markets.

"I bought half-a-kg of capsicum for Rs 30 last week but today, it is being sold for Rs 60 for the same amount. The truckers strike is affecting us badly," said R Shrimathy of Kodambakkam, Chennai.

A couple of days ago, a lorry trying to carry veggies from Coimbatore to Kerala was pelted with stones. One of the stones hit the 26-year-old cleaner of the lorry and he died tragically.