Padubidri: Padubidri is a small and busy town in Udupi District of Karnataka state and it is also known as Padubidre or Paddedra in local Tulu language. It is ideally situated between two important cities - Mangalore and Udupi of coastal Karnataka. National Highway No.66 (former NH-17) passes through Padubidri town connecting the states of Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. State highway for Kudremukh also originates from here connecting Padubidri to Kottigehara via Karkala, Bajagoli, Malleshwara, Kalasa and Magunidi. This has made it a convenient tourist junction. It has famous temples, fine restaurants, picturesque places and a clean beach. It is well known for peace and communal harmony. Nadsalu, Avaraalu, Bengre and Padebettu subdivisions form Padubidri. Annual car festival at Mahalingeshwara Maha Ganapathi temple and the bi-annual Dakke Bali at Brahmasthana attract thousands of people.
National Highway No.66 (former NH-17) passing through Padubidri is expected to be upgraded to a four lane high way. The final decision is yet to be taken regarding the route to be taken. There are plans to either widen the existing highway, by demolishing existing shops and other business establishments on both side of the existing road, or to take a new route from the eastern side, but at the expense of many residential areas. After many years of uncertainity, now NHAI has decided to widen the highway at the existing stretch passing through Padubidri town area. Paper notication has been issued to 210 survey numbers. If this is implemented, the entire picture of Padubidri town area is going to change as most of the commercial and residential buildings will be demolished.
Padubidri is also at the forefront in the field of sports and various other cultural activities. It has successfully hosted State Level Day & Night cricket matches under the floodlight. Padubidri cricketers hosted the first floodlit cricket match and Mr. Erapalli Prasanna and the Hindi film actor Karan Shah were the famous personalities to attend the closing ceremony. Padubidri Friends Cricketers hosted the other match in 2006 to mark their 25th anniversary and the star attraction for the closing ceremony was former test cricketer Javagal Srinath. Karavali friends hosted the first floodlit Volley ball tournament in Padubidri. The local bodies of International service organizations such as JCI, Lions club and Rotary club are regularly conducting various cultural events and unique sporting events. Overall, the town of Padubidri is always in the limelight some way or the other, and more recently due to the controversy over projects like Nagarjuna and Suzlon. Padubidri is now a busy town with new business activities
How to reach Padubidri?: Padubidri is well connected by road, rail and by air. Many luxury buses operate from Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and from many other cities. Padubidri, Nandikurand Mulki railway stations are at close proximity. Konkan Railway connects Padubidri to many major destinations in India. Closest Airport is Mangalore Airport serving both domestic & Internationnal destinations in the Gulf countries. JetAirways, AirIndia (Indian Airlines), SpiceJet, Air Pegasus and AirIndia Express operate flights to Bombay and Bangalore. AirIndia Express, SpiceJet and JetAirways operate International flights to the Gulf countries.. The airport is located 23 Kms from Mangalore (Hampankatta) and 32 Kms from Padubidri.
Synefra Engineering & Construction, formerly known as Suzlon Infrastructure Ltd., has set up a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Padubidri, for Hi-tech engineering products and services in Mangalore with all legal and statutory compliances in place.
It covers an area of 641.30 Acres. Its existing units are:
SE Composites Limited - European aerodynamics technology based wind turbine component Manufacturer
Synefra Padubidri SEZ web site
UPCL power plant: Udupi Power Company (former Nagarjuna / Lanco) - Thermal Power Plant constructed near Padubidri. 2 units of 600 MW each, using a 374 meters tall single chimney common for both units with two exhaust pipes inside, and each unit consits of a cooling tower (145 meters tall - on the left side of the chimney as shown on this picture), Electro-static precipitator, boiler and turbine generator. Production from one of the units has started on June 3rd, 2010. It is currently owned by Adani group. More photos.....
Mangalore SEZ in Padubidri
Udupi Power Corporation. Ltd. (Nagarjuna / Lanco Infratech Ltd.) has built a coal based thermal power plant of 1200 MW at an approximate cost of Rs.4900 crores at the surrounding villages of Padubidri. The first unit of 600 MW has been commissioned on June 3rd, 2010. Also Suzlon Energy has started windmill manufacturing project at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,000 crore. The production of 42 meter long windmill fans has already started and one can see huge trucks carrying these fans (two at a time) to New Mangalore Port for export. These two projects have attracted people from all over India. The Adani group has bought the power plant from Lanco.
Padubidri Plant of Suzlon Energy: 42 meter long Windmill fan units ready for transportation to New Mangalore port for export.
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from Padubidri to:
Udupi 23 km
Mangalore 37 km
Karkala 30 km
Kolluru 96 km
Kudremukh 78 km
Shimoga 85 km
Bangalore 384 km
Panjim 343 km
Mumbai 900 km
Suzlon Wind International Limited - German engineering equipped technology based wind turbine Component manufacturer.
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Padubidri, April 5th, 2016: Preparations are going on in full swing for Venkatesh Memorial Day & Night 4th National level tennes ball tournament to be held in Padubidri Board School grounds from 8th to 10 April 2016. The event is organised by Padubidri Friends Cricketers to mark.... Read more
Padubidri, April 11th, 2016: In the finals of Venkatesh Trophy-2016 cricket tournament being played in Padubidri School grounds, Challenge Kundapura defeated Bengaluru Friends by 6 runs. Batting first, Challenge Kundapura scored 53/3 in their allotted 8 overs. Bengalure Friends managed to score only 47 runs losing 9 wickets in reply. .... Read more
Padubidri, April 12th, 2016: Shree Puthige Mutt's Asthana Vidwan and renowned teacher Ramanatha Acharya (89) from Rajapurohit class priest family passed away on Tuesday, April 12th, after a brief period of illness. Being a post graduate in Samskrit, Hindi and Kannada, he had served as a teacher, Padubidri Khadgeshwari Brahmasthana's priest and also had contested ..... Read more
Padubidri, April 22nd, 2016: In an accident involving two trucks and a Maruti Esteem car on one-way section of NH-66 near Padubidri-Kannangar on Friday at 3 pm, one person was injured with a fractured hand and the car was badly damaged. The car from Mani was returning from Neelavara temple and was thrown to the right side of the road when truck hit it from behind. .... Read more
Padubidri, April 25th, 2016: Sri Ram Finance;s national head, Prabhakar Acharya (44) from Padubidri Beedu area, succumbed to his injuries on Monday morning, from an accident that had taken place on April 16th. On Saturday morning (April 16th) near Suzlon main gate, a Zest car at high speed collided with a Maruti Swift car while trying to overtake it at the S-shaped ...... Read more
Hejmady, May 23rd, 2016: Wideline Mulki cricket team won the Sriram trophy-2016 in the state-level cricket tournament held at Hejmady Bastipadpu cricket grounds, organised by Sriram Cricketers Hejmady. The final match with Hejmady Shivashakthi cricketers ended in a tie after it was reduced to two overs each due to bad light. The winners were selected by .. Read more
Hejmady, May 25th, 2016: IInd PUC science student Prajna, daughter of Hemanath and Shobha Puthran residing near Hejmady Kodi yard, brought laurels to her native place, by securing IIIrd rank in the state in IInd PUC (science) examinations. She scored 594 out of 600 marks (99%). She did her PUC in Vidyodaya PU college and SSLC... Read more
Padubidri, May 29th, 2016: In an unfortunate incident a seven-year-old school girl was drowned in a rivultet when a slab of the vented dam on which she was walking gave away. The incident took place near Halekudru in Kokrani area of Mulki on Sunday noon. Riyanna Furtado was going to collect the fallen coconuts along with her 10-year-old brother Aron and ..... Read more
Padubidri, June 5th, 2016: Visitors to the Padubidri beach on Sunday morning were welcomed with a beautiful sand sculpture displaying World Environment Day message saying "Save the nature for the next generation." It was created byManipal's famous artist Srinath Manipal, Raghavendra Amin .. Read more
Padubidri, June 25th, 2016: MLA Vinay Kumar said that he will not allow any industries causing environmental damage in his assembly constituency. "Adani-UPCl is causing environmental damage in the area and also not giving any employment to the local people. ...... Read more
Aadhaar card registrations and corrections at Padubidri Grama Panchayat
Padubidri, June 28th, 2016: New Aadhaar card registrations and corrections will be done at Padubidri Grama Panchayat auditorium for next five days starting from 28th June, as informed by the PDO of Padubidri Grama Panchayat. If the response it more than expected, then the programme will continue for few more days.
Planned power cut on Thursday, 30th June, at Padubidri and its surrounding areas
Padubidri, June 29th, 2016: There will be disruption of power supply on June 30th from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm dur to maintenance of Yermal and Nandikur feeder lines, affecting Padubidri and nearby areas.