The earlier managing committee, instead of getting the society re-painted in its original colours, allowed flat owners to paint the walls outside their flats in whichever colour they wanted.
Kala Vihar Apartments, a society in Mayur Vihar Phase I Extension, will soon be re-painted in its original colours of red and white.
Over the years, residents have painted areas outside their homes in random colours that compromised the original paint-scheme of the society. A senior managing committee member said it was imperative that the society maintain a uniform, well-painted look to preserve the original aesthetics.
"Flat owners can use any colour of their choice inside their flats," said a managing committee member, under the condition of anonymity. "The earlier managing committee, instead of getting the society re-painted in its original colours — red and white — allowed flat owners to paint the walls outside their flat in whichever colour they wanted."
The four-storey housing complex comprising 138 flats was last painted in 2010, for which the society's managing committee had charged the flat owners Rs 3,000 each. This time, to re-paint the society, the committee has asked residents to deposit Rs 5,000 within the next 15 days.