It took almost 8 years for the construction of the dam by storing 58 TMC of water and keeping in mind to serve 275000 acres of land for irrigation and agricultural purpose.
The water under this reservoir is supplied for the people of Hyderabad for drinking purpose. Nizamsagar Dam was constructed over the Manjira River, the subsidiary of Godavari River.Around 40 villages are made empty for the construction of the dam.
Nizamsagar Dam is itself a major tourist attraction because of its natural beauty and the green lands in the surroundings of the dam attracting lot of visitors and tourists to this place. There are all facilities near this dam for having a stay and for enjoying too. It has become the one of the popular tourist places of Hyderabad.