Are highrise apartments balconies really safe?Every metro has expanded beyond its limits and new layouts are formed at a rapid pace. New apartment blocks mushroom all around with fancy designs and colors.
People love balconies for the views but fail to put safety over design. Many balconies have fancy railings, large glass designs with a lot a space in between and the height being very low.
Every few weeks, we hear of a child accidentally slipping through the bars or an adult who reaches over or goes out from a party to answer a phone and falls to death (just yesterday it happened in Bangalore). A few drinks at parties make things worse.
Flat owners and people who hold parties in flats and visitors should be careful about such potential chances of a joyful moment turn into sorrow. I think Government should have mandatory heights and quality standards for highrise apartments.