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Rain On, Red Roofs
A citizen’s initiative has led the hill station to take a step back in time, paint its roofs post office red or olive green. Just like in the days of the Raj, when Shimla was the summer capital. It was a desire to preserve heritage which prompted the Residents Welfare Association here to petition the HC on implementing the 1998 building bylaws. Relevant clauses in it say it’s mandatory for all new buildings to have sloping roofs in red or green. The Shimla Municipal Corporation, acting on the HC order, has now given a deadline of July 31 for people to comply. Paint shops are doing brisk business.