Indian History

Town planning

  • The main feature of Indus Valley Civilization was Town Planning.
  • The towns were buuilt as per plan.
  • Houses were built in square and rectangular blocks.
  • Every house had a well and baths.
  • Houses were opened to narrow lanes.
  • Every street had a common well.
  • Dried bricks were used for building residential houses.
  • Burnt bricks were used for public buildings. But in Dholavira stone was used.
  • The Houses and drainage canals were mainly built with Burnt-Brick.
  • Underground drainage system depicts the skill of the Indus people in Town Planning.
  • This civilization reflects the first urbanization in the Indian History.