Thoppur

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NH 44 L&T Thoppur Toll Plaza

Thoppur(தொப்பூர்) or Thoppur Ghat(தொப்பூர் கணவாய்) is a hill town in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu, India.It lies between the city of Salem and the city of Dharmapuri on National Highway 44, at its junction with Mettur Dam Road (SH 20). It is 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of the city of Salem and 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of the city of Dharmapuri.

Thoppur is known for the Thoppaiyaru Dam, Anjaneyar Koil (Mutthampatty), Rope Winch, and Perumal Kovil (on Vanagunda Hill). Thoppur is the home of the Muslim holy shrine, Hazrath Syed Shah Vali Ulla (known as Thoppur Dargha).

Transport

Thoppur lies on National Highway 44, a major north-south highway in India. [1] It is also the terminal point of State Highway 20 which connects to the town of Mettur and the city of Erode. [2] The NH-44 , road between Dharmapuri and Thoppur in Tamilnadu is very much prone to fatal accidents due to the poor road design in the hilly slopes.

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References

  1. "Official apathy turns Thoppur Ghat a killer stretch". The Times of India . 8 December 2011. Archived from the original on 8 December 2011.
  2. "Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project". Highways and Minor Ports Department. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012.