Swargate Bus Station

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Swargate Bus Station
Intercity and Intracity bus station
Location Jedhe Chowk, Satara Road, Swargate, Pune
Coordinates 18°29′56.56″N 73°51′29.78″E / 18.4990444°N 73.8582722°E / 18.4990444; 73.8582722Coordinates: 18°29′56.56″N 73°51′29.78″E / 18.4990444°N 73.8582722°E / 18.4990444; 73.8582722
Owned by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation,
Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited
Connections Pune BRTS,
Pune Metro (planned)
Construction
Structure type At grade station
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes

Swargate Bus Station consists of two adjacent bus stations in Pune, operated by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) and the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML). It is located in the locality of Swargate in Pune, opposite the Swargate Police Station.[1]

MSRTC section[edit]

Swargate Bus stand (MSRTC section)

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation operates a bus station a Swargate. Approximately 1800 buses are estimated to arrive and depart from the terminus.[2] Buses of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation also pass through the bus station. In 2012, the traffic arm of the Pune Police proposed to split the bus station into different bus stations across the city to ease traffic congestion.[3]

Buses bound for Satara, Karad, Belgaum, Kolhapur, Hubli, Ratnagiri, Chiplun, Miraj, Sangli, Mahabaleshwar, and Solapur leave from the Swargate ST station.[4] Both the MSRTC and KSRTC operate services to the neighbouring state capital of Bangalore from Swargate while the former operates some of its services to the state capital of Mumbai via Lonavala as well.[5][6]

PMPML section[edit]

Swargate Bus stand (PMPML section)

The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has its headquarters at Swargate.[7]

The PMPML section of the bus station is named Chattrapati Shahu Maharaj bus station.[8] It is the common terminal point on the Hadapsar-Swargate and Katraj-Swargate sections of the Pune BRTS.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Thakur, Ruchika (21 July 2014). "To Park or not to park, dna checks out the safety measures taken by the police station across the city after the recent blasts". DNA (newspaper) (Pune). Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Umbrajkar, Manish (9 September 2012). "Apathy helps Jedhe chowk fail traffic test". Times of India (Pune). Retrieved Oct 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Traffic cops moot decentralisation of 3 MSRTC bus stands". Indian Express. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation plans over 1,900 additional trips for Diwali". Times of India (Pune). 24 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Sukhija, Sheetal (23 December 2011). "Bangalore-bound travellers prefer KSRTC to MSRTC". Mid Day. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "MSRTC increases frequency of Hirkani and Shivneri buses". Indian Express. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Jadhav, Ashish (4 September 2012). "Over 5,000 grads, postgrads line up for conductors’ jobs". Daily News and Analysis (Pune). Retrieved Oct 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "11 parking lots and PMPML buses to Balewadi". Indian Express (Pune). 6 October 2008. Retrieved Oct 17, 2014. 

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