Thursday, February 24, 2011



                 HIMAYAT SAGAR LAKE          
  •  Himayat Sagar is an artificial lake located about 20 km from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, India.
  •   It lies parallel to another artificial lake Osman Sagar and it is smaller in size among both. The storage capacity of the reservoir is about 3.0 TMC. 
  • The construction of reservoir on Esi a tributary of Musi River was completed in 1927, for providing drinking water source for Hyderabad, and also saving the city from floods, which Hyderabad suffered in 1908.
  • Itwas built during the reign of The Last Nizam of Hyderabad,NizamVII and so it is named after his youngest son Himayat Ali Khan.

  • The Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar reservoirs provided continuous water supply to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad until recent but due to growth in population it was not sufficient for water supply to Hyderabad city.
  • The Enigneer at the time of construction is Late Khaja Mohinuddin S/O Mohammed Hussein ,Madri,The grassy area adjoining the lake is an ideal picnic and recreation spot. The road atop the bund is popular for a good road drive.

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