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Swargate is a major bus terminal in Pune. All major bus routes start or end their run from Swargate.

The bus routes operating from Swargate connect all parts of the city. The bus routes using Swargate includes both government owned buses and public transport buses owned by private companies or individuals.

Swargate is not only a bus terminal; Swargate also accommodates a large number of auto-rickshaws which ply their trade from the Swargate bus terminus. These auto-rickshaws provide an important cheap alternative transport to the residents of Pune. These three wheeled transport alternatives are available in both prepaid and postpaid payment terms at Swargate bus terminal.

Swargate has a rich history dating back to the pre-independence era. The first bus service from Swargate was started in 1940. At that time, the Tongawalas or horse drawn carriage owners opposed the move. In 1941, the first public bus rolled out of Swargate.

The first bus routes out of Swargate was limited to a very few routes. They are:
  • Swargate to Pune Railway Station
  • Swargate to Shivajinagar
The bus fare charge in 1941 was 1 anna or 6 paise. The bus services were owned and operated by the Pune Municipal Corporation.

Swargate occupies a strategic place on the Pune city map. Swargate is 10 kilometers distant from Pune Railway Station. The airport catering to Pune city is situated 10 kilometers from Swargate. Buses are easily available from any part of the city to Swargate.

The areas under Swargate includes the areas of Guru Nanak Nagar, Mukund Nagar and Municipal Colony.

Last Updated on 23 May 2013