Describe the town planning of Harappa. - History

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Describe the town planning of Harappa.

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Solution

  1. Each city had two distinct parts: the elevated Citadel and the Lower Town.
  2. East to west or north to south was the grid-like arrangement for the main roads.
  3. The houses at the street corners were rounded to make it easier for carts to pass.
  4. Every bit of domestic sewage was dumped into the street drains.
  5. The streets that crossed the main road at right angles divided the city into square or rectangular blocks.
  6. The residential buildings were built on a high mound to protect them from floods.
  7. Larger homes with courtyards, up to twelve rooms, private wells, and restrooms were available as well as single-room tenants. Every home had covered drains that connected to street drains.
  8. The homes were made of brick and wood and each had doors, windows, and ventilators.
Concept: Mohenjodaro: a Planned Urban Centre
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2022-2023 (March) Delhi Set 1

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