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Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 31
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Shivapura, Mandya District
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 634 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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May 23 2017 (22:14)  Minister of Railways Flags off Train No 17323/17324 Hubballi – Varanasi – Hubballi Express (Weekly) & 17325/17326 Hubballi – Mysuru – Hubballi Express (Daily) – ForeignAffairs.co.nz (foreignaffairs.co.nz)
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May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Shrirangapattana/S added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

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May 23 2017 (22:14)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Train Tag: Mysuru Hubballi Vishwamanava Express/17326 added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

May 23 2017 (22:14)
Train Tag: Hubballi Mysuru Vishwamanava Express/17325 added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

Posted by: SHIVKUMAR  218 news posts
Source: Government of India
Headline: Minister of Railways Flags off Train No 17323/17324 Hubballi – Varanasi – Hubballi Express (Weekly) & 17325/17326 Hubballi – Mysuru – Hubballi Express (Daily)
Minister
of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off Train No 17323/17324
Hubballi
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– Varanasi – Hubballi Express (Weekly) & 17325/17326 Hubballi –
Mysuru – Hubballi Express (Daily) through Video Conferencing from here today.
Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Shri Mohd Jamshed, Member Traffic
Railway Board, other Railway Board Members, and senior officials were also
present on the occasion.

Shri
Suresh Prabhu said that Hubballi is coming up as an important training center.
Hubballi – Mysuru Express will be named as Vishwa Manav Express. This name will
be apt with the significance of connecting these two important cities. Hubballi
– Mysuru Express will be connecting Mysuru which has become an important IT
Hub. Hubballi – Varanasi Express will serve pilgrims going to Varanasi.

The abstract schedule
including timings, composition, days of run etc. of the Train No.17323/17324
Hubballi-Varanasi-Hubballi Express (Weekly) flagged off today is as under:

Train
No.17323
Hubballi
-Varanasi Jn Weekly Exp↓
Stations
Train
No.17324
Varanasi
Jn – Hubballi Weekly Exp ↑
Dep.17.50
(Fri)
HUBBALLI
Arr.13.00
(Tue)
02.35(Sat)
HOTGI
04.55
(Tue)
18.25
KHANDWA
13.40
06.15
(Sun)
MANIKPUR
JN
02.05
(Mon)
11.10
BLOCK HUT
B
21.55
Arr.11.55
(Sun)
VARANASI
Dep.21.05
(Sun)

Commercial
Stoppages: Gadag, Badami, Bagalkot, Almatti,
Bijapur, Solapur Jn, Daund Jn, Ahmadnagar, Kopargaon, Manmad, Bhusaval,
Khandwa, Itarsi, Pipariya, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Katni, Maihar, Satna,
Manikpur Jn, Chheoki, Mirzapur

Frequency:
Weekly
Distance:
2030 Km
Composition:
Second-class Luggage/parcel cum
Guard van -2, Second Class Coach -6, Sleeper – 6, AC Two Tier – 1, AC Three
Tier -1 =16
Running Time
Hubballi -Varanasi Jn – 42 hrs 05
min,
Varanasi Jn -Hubballi – 39 hrs 55
min
Speed:
Hubballi -Varanasi Jn 48.3 Kmph,
Varanasi Jn -Hubballi 50.85 Kmph
Loco:
Diesel



The abstract schedule
including timings, composition, days of run etc. of the Train No.17325/17326
Hubballi-Mysuru-Hubballi Express (Daily) flagged off today is as under:

Train
No.17325
Hubballi –
Mysuru Daily Exp
Stations
Train
No.17326
Mysuru
-Hubballi Daily Exp
08.00
HUBBALLI
19.05
17.40/17.45
KSR
BENGALURU CITY
09.10/09.15
20.40
Mysuru
06.15

COMMERCIAL
STOPPAGES: Yalvigi, Haveri, Byadgi,
Ranibennur, Harihar, Davangere, Chikjajur, Ajjampur, Birur Jn, Kadur Jn,
Arsikere, Tiptur, Tumakuru, Yesvantpur, KSR Bengaluru City, Kengeri, Bidadi,
Ramanagaram, Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya, Pandavapura, Shrirangapattana

Frequency:
Daily
Distance:
608 Km
Composition:
Second-class Luggage/parcel cum
Guard van -2, Second Sitting -1, Second Class Coach – 13 Total 16 Coaches 2
Rakes
Running Time
Hubballi – Mysuru – 12 hrs 40 min,
Mysuru – Hubballi – 12 hrs 50 min
Speed:
Hubballi – Mysuru 48 Kmph,
Mysuru – Hubballi 47.38 Kmph
Loco:
Diesel



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Apr 02 2017 (19:20)  Memories are made of Maddur vada (www.thehindu.com)
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Apr 02 2017 (19:20)
Station Tag: Maddur/MAD added by rdb*^/69261

Posted by: rdb*^  130856 news posts
The iconic snack turns 100 this month. We take a happy birthday taste tour
My father summed up, a la Gordon Ramsay, what he called a “fine” Maddur vada. “It is brittle yet soft,” he said. “And with just a little pressure, the vada should disintegrate like sooji, powdery and dry.” “Never soggy,” he added for good measure. The iconic savoury turns 100 this month.
Maddur is a sleepy town some 80 km from Bengaluru and it was in April 1917 that its famous vada first appeared in Vegetarian Tiffin Room (VRR) in
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Maddur’s only railway station. From then to the present, there have been generations of foodies who have done road trips from Bengaluru to Mysuru and stopped at Maddur just to buy the vadas. It certainly seemed that the best way to celebrate the vada’s centenary year would be to make an early morning road trip to Maddur and take a bite.
I decide to stop briefly at Ramnagar for breakfast. There are granite outcrops wherever the eye can see, a landscape made famous by Sholay , which was filmed here. A villager tells us the stall at Maddur railway station has shut down and Maddur Tiffany is the “real thing” now. Coincidentally, I find that one of the owners, D.N. Chathura, has also landed there today. He is a fourth generation descendant of H.D. Hebbar who managed VRR at the station from 1948 to 1973. Chathura is happy to share the Maddur vada story with me.
It all began with the River Shimsha that flows along Maddur. In the early 20th century, trains hauled by steam engines chugged on meter gauge tracks to reach Bengaluru. The easy access to Shimsha meant that all passing trains stopped at Maddur for 20 to 30 minutes just to fill up their water tanks. As soon as the train stopped, Ramchandra Budhya from Kundapura, clearly a born entrepreneur, used the time to entice the passengers to buy his idlis and vadas.
“Family legend has it that on a particularly busy day, he just mixed up some ingredients and instead of making them in the shape of pakoras, which would take longer to cook, he flattened the mixture into discs and fried them. The result was a new snack that became popular as Maddur vada.” After that, of course, flat became the new black.
Budhya started VRR in 1917 to sell his legendary vada. In 1948, H.D. Hebbar, Chathura’s ancestor, took over. He followed the recipe meticulously and later, his son D. Gopalaiah decided to sell the vadas outside the station as well. Gopalaiah’s son, Jayaprakash, started the standalone eatery called Maddur Tiffanys in 1987. It was only early this year that VRR at the railway station shut shop. “There were too many headaches in running it,” says Chathura with a laugh. “Trains stop only for a couple of minutes, illegal vendors hop on selling their versions of Maddur vadas, and the Railways pegs the price of the vada at Rs. 10.” So, on January 28 this year, another icon became history.
Chathura urges me to check out Maddur Tiffany. He won’t tell me how many vadas are fried each day but says that on weekends, sales are high, about 1,000 vadas at least.
Whole, hot, also broken
As I reach the outskirts of Maddur, a large board by the highway proclaims: Maddur Tiffanys. My destination has arrived rather easily. It is an unpretentious eatery with an open kitchen and a grimy board that lists out all the South Indian delicacies it offers—akki roti, dosai, idli, uddin vada and, of course, Maddur vada. A glass showcase has ‘broken Maddur vadas’ to be sold by weight: Rs. 200 a kg.
I ask the man behind the counter if I can see how the vadas are made. He goes into the kitchen to find out.
As I wait, I chat with Harish, a gram panchayat member who is here to buy some vada. “Sir Ronald Reagan liked Maddur vada and would ask for it,” he says. Jaffer Sharief, the former railway minister, liked them so much that all trains going up to Mumbai, Chennai or Hyderabad, would carry the snack. Harish leaves with a takeaway parcel generously filled with Maddur vadas. I notice a waiter going into a long annexe behind the kitchen with a plastic bag that has kitchen coats and caps.
Soon, I am ushered into the small kitchen. An industrial-sized electric chimney is buzzing loudly. Three men, clad in coats and caps, are making vadas in a seamless tango. Every day, says the manager, two teams of three men each work in two shifts. Ramesh is slicing onions into thin juliennes on a log of wood that is deeply grooved, thanks to much action over the years. Chathura told me earlier that the onions come from Pune and have the right amount of water content that gives the vadas the “real taste”. Ramesh, who chops up one gunny bag of onions in a shift, is surprisingly dry-eyed. “If you cut onions every day, there won’t be tears,” he says with a smile.
But the ‘leader’ of the trio, the chef, is the mixer of the ingredients. Subbanna, 51, has been working here for four years, having learned to “mix” from his predecessor by “just standing and watching”. He mixes the sliced onions with sooji (bought from one particular mill in Bengaluru), salt, ghee, butter and maida.
“The ghee is for fragrance and the butter for crispiness,” Subanna explains, adding that butter from Mandya is the best for the vadas. He mixes with precision, without tasting, and pushes the dough towards Venkatesh, who sections it into balls, flattens them, and slides them into the oil. In a minute, I count him making at least 50 vadas. The trio estimates 500 vadas per shift.
In spite of being assailed by Maddur vada all day, Subbanna eats it for breakfast. “It is my Gowri amma (holy mother) who has fed and clothed me.” He is not sure if Venkatesh has it in him to learn “mixing” but expresses confidence in a trainee in the second shift.
Soon, two busloads of passengers come in. The Maddur vadas are ferried to the outer kitchen. I get some hot vadas packed.
Back in Bengaluru, two hours later, I open the paper box and put them on a plate. They are cold, but I have been warned by Subbanna to not reheat them. “The taste will go,” he said. My father breaks a piece gently. The centre, he declares, is a bit soggy. The taste, he says, is okay. I remember Chathura telling me the raw ingredients available today are not of the old standard. Yes, not many things remain the same. But the Maddur vada is still trying valiantly.
The author is a freelance writer who believes that everything has a story waiting to be told.
Mar 16 2017 (15:00)  Yummy: Karnataka's favourite railway snack, Maddur Vade, turns 100 (newsable.asianetnews.tv)
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Mar 16 2017 (15:01)
Station Tag: Maddur/MAD added by karbang~/50057

Posted by: karbang~  183 news posts
The highly popular Maddur Vade just turned hundred! If you have ever taken a train journey in Karnataka, then you are sure to have come across this delicious, crispy snack. Its origin story too is as fascinating as its taste. Ramachandra Budhya was the owner of Vegetarian Refreshment Room (VRR) way back in 1917. Budhya didn't have time to cook pakodas for his customers . So he made a thin patty out of the ingredients and fried it. Interesting isn’t it?

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rdb*^   31564 blog posts   381185 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Unfortunately its closed now!

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Rdbji maddur vada is still available in south kk
Mar 06 2017 (14:36)  A hundred years on, iconic Maddur vade railway stall grinds to a halt (www.newindianexpress.com)
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BENGALURU: The family that introduced the popular Maddur vade from the platform of the Maddur railway station has shut its iconic establishment. This was the stall’s 100th year running and it was slated to complete a century of cooking the onion-flavoured fritters, a favourite snack with rail passengers, on April 20.
A combination of factors led to the shutdown —the huge annual licence fee charged by the Railways since 2012, competition from other vendors who sold it inside the trains unauthorised and the doubling of the Mysuru-Bengaluru line which ensured that most trains stopped only between 30 seconds and one minute at Maddur station.
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closure of ‘Vegetarian Refreshment Room’ was effected following the completion of its contract with the Railways.
Choked with emotion, proprietor D Jayaprakash, whose great-grandfather is said to have perfected the recipe, told Express, “We chose not to tell the world about it. This is something very emotional for me. It was like a father-son relationship I shared with my refreshment stall, with me in the role of the son.” Jayaprakash continues to run the Maddur Tiffanys next to Satyagraha Soudha on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway.
Apr 09 2016 (14:51)  Mangala Express collides with jeep near Ramanagaram (www.thehindu.com)
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Train hits vintage jeep parked for photoshoot
Passengers of Mangala Express had a narrow escape on Saturday morning when the train hit a jeep, parked on the tracks for photoshoot, near Basavanapura in Ramanagaram district, about 45 km from Bengaluru.
The train, with over 700 passengers, was travelling at a speed of 50 km per hour, from Mysuru to Bengaluru, when the incident occurred at 7.25 a.m.
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youth from Bengaluru allegedly entered the restricted area, just less than 2 km from the Ramanagaram railway station, for photoshoot of a vintage jeep, Railway Protection Force (RPF) sources said.
The youth parked the vehicle on the track. They did not remove the vehicle even after hearing the sirens of the train.
The alerted drivers spotted the jeep and applied brakes. However, it halted after hitting the jeep, sources said.
The youth fled the scene, Ramanagaram police said.
While the jeep was damaged, the engine and track remain undamaged.
The train had to halt for nearly one hour as the technical staff and maintenance personnel of the railways had to issue green signal to move the train.

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this train popularly known as Mangala Express in Mysuru Mandya region

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for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction; the loco (and the train) thus received the same force by which they impacted the jeep.
Because the jeep itself is heavy, owing to its own inertia it would have given very high amount of reaction force before allowing the mechanical force to dissipate throguh its surface.
This is also the reason why many trains on hitting buffaloes/bulls end up getting delayed; the impact of hitting a 1 ton bull/buffalo usually damages the loco, many a times disabling the brake pipe, for instance
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