Erode Gani textile market wore a deserted look due to non-arrival of traders from other states since the second wave of corona was surfaced after election.
Normally, more than 200 shops in the market would do roaring business during the weekly shandy days from Monday night to Tuesday evening.
It also has more than 1,000 daily market stalls.
Traders from states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana would visit the market.
Now, the Erode corporation has ordered reduction in sales hours and the number of weekly market stalls as a precautionary measure against the spread of corona.
Commenting on this, Selvaraj, President of Traders Association of the Market said: Sales at the market have plummeted after the Pongal festival.
From last February 25th, wholesale sales were completely affected due to election code of conduct.
Sales were normal for one week after election.
Then, in the name of corona various restrictions were imposed.
The shops are usually open from 6 am to 11 pm during weekly shandy days.
Now, due to the restrictions announced by the corporation, the sale has to be completed between 8 am and 9 pm.
Due to the spread of corona, traders from Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh do not come to buy textiles.
Cotton fabrics, clothing for women, children, and adults are usually on sale during the summer.
Currently due to restrictions, these sales declined and traders have been severely affected.
Traders were conerned about the situation for the general lock down as the corona spread continues to increase, he added.