GT Road

The Traditional History and Connecting Link of Mughal Empire Sarak e Azam

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The Sarak-e-Azam was built in the Mughal's time. Later on British ruler gave it the name of Grand Trunk Road (GT Road). Today it is known as the same name which was given by the British. It is the road which unites the North of Subcontinent with East and West. It begins from the Dhaka (Bangladesh) and closes at the Kabul (Afghanistan). It was developed to connection the 3 capitals of Mughal Empire, Delhi, Agra and Lahore. It is the most seasoned real road of this area.


Baber the first Mughal King got the credit to construct it in the year 1520. It was based on those ways which were trailed by numerous legends and warriors of the history like Changaiz Khan and Alexander the great. After 26 kilometers, 2000 Stonecutters were utilized as a part of its development. The GT Road contains numerous little and huge extensions on its way. Six streets center was additionally made on the sides of this road.


Consistent interims and strongholds could likewise discover on its way. The lion of Afghanistan Sher Shah Suri additionally attempted to catch this road from the Mughals. It was an awesome Highway which was utilized for the Telegraphs and trains. Numerous writers gave an abnormal state of significance to this Grand Trunk of GT Road in their books and articles. Everybody utilizes this road as their mean of transportation. The Mughal Emperor built numerous new urban areas on the sides of this street. It was the main enormous road which we have got after the partition from India.


The Capital city of Pakistan was based on the GT Road too. It was then changed into a most recent parkway of four paths this road unites it with the Lahore the Ex Capital of Mughals. There are numerous parts of GT Road which are unaltered yet. Taxila is the living illustration of it where you can watch the old road with no change. Few towers and minarets were made on the GT Road to demonstrate the separation and interims. Few of them are still there and tells the grandeur of the Mughal Empire.


Throughout the hundreds of years, GT road, which was a standout amongst the most critical exchange courses in the locale, encouraged both travel and postal correspondence. Notwithstanding amid the period of Sher Shah Suri, the road was specked with caravanserais (parkway motels) at normal interims, and trees were planted on both sides of the road for shade. There are some very much kept up water wells along the road in Taxila which were constructed for explorers amid this period. The road was all around arranged, with turning points along the entire stretch. Some of these points of reference can even now be seen along the present Delhi-Ambala interstate.

On another note, this road additionally encouraged the quick development of troops and of outside trespassers. It facilitated the plundering assaults, into India's inside districts, of Afghan and Persian trespassers furthermore encouraged the development of British troops from Bengal into the north Indian plain.

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