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Grating at Jebel Hafeet needs repairs - Gulf News Dt. 30 March 2014

Grating at Jebel Hafeet needs repairs
Reader is concerned about the safety of people visiting and littering at the same time

Ramesh Menon  Gulf News reader Published: 17:30 March 29, 2014

•             Image Credit: Ramesh Menon
•             A grill has fallen down at Jebel Hafeet and is a hazard.

On my visit to Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain a few days ago, I found a series of safety and environmental hazards.

One section of the grill near the restaurant is broken and taken down by some people. This gives a dangerous opportunity to those people who are passionate about taking group photographs and venture to the edge.

While I was there, I saw a group of people taking seriously dangerous steps and clicking photographs without thinking of the danger ahead of them, if they slip.

I also found many venturing to the steep mountain ahead and trekking. With rain and strong winds, these pathways are dangerous and accidents can happen any time. There are also possibilities for other hidden dangers of the unknown kind. And it does not end there. Those who venture out throw plastic cans and bottles.

I humbly request the authorities to take urgent measures to close the grills and install necessary signboards to keep the area clean at all times.

The reader is based in Abu Dhabi.

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