Vegetable prices have shot up in the city during the last few days.
According to M. Rajendran, president of Kovai Thyagi Kumaran Market Vegetable Vendors Association, prices have been going up not just during the last two days but even before that because of various reasons.
The price of cabbage was Rs. 15 a kg on Friday and it was Rs. 12 on Saturday.
However, tomatoes were Rs. 250 a basket (22 kg) on Friday and it shot up Rs. 400 on Saturday.
The cost was Rs. 400 three or four days ago too.
Coimbatore was mostly dependent on Karnataka for vegetable supply.
A number of transporters were unsure if they would be able to come into the city from June 23 to June 27 when the World Classical Tamil Conference would be held here.
Hence, there was a possibility of a shortage in supply.
Though there might not be a huge increase in demand during the conference days, the impact of the event in terms of demand, supply and prices would be known only next week. Coimbatore was new to such an event.