What role did the Yamuna play in the layout of the new Mughal city at Shahjahanabad?

The Yamuna played the following role in the layout of the new Mughal city at Shahjahanabad.

  1. The palace was commanded by the riverfront.
  2. Only the specially favoured nobles like Dara Shukoh were given access to the river.
  3. All others had to construct their houses far away from the river Yamuna.

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