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NH 44 L&T Thoppur Toll Plaza

'Thoppur or Thoppur Ghat 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.

Transport

Thoppur lies on National Highway 44, a major north-south highway in India. [1] [ dead link ] 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 has the highest rate of fatal accidents of any National Highway in India, with 315 people killed in a three-year period in the early 2020s, which is 3.37 deaths per kilometer per year. [3]

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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.
  3. https://tribuneindia.com/news/ludhiana/with-over-3-deaths-per-km-every-year-nh-44-most-fatal-report-509566