New Delhi: Tired of the lethargic and time taking process of seeking clearance from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), several people in the national capital are constructing homes without getting their house maps cleared from the civic body.

The fact was revealed in the latest data of the MCD, which was made available when the MCD Standing Committee member Vijay Prakash Pandey sought information about the number of applications received during the last five years for passing house maps.

The MCD Building Department provided the related information in a meeting on Monday organized at Civic Centre.

According to a data, 35, 959 applications for clearing house maps were received by MCD from April 2007 to July 31, 2011. Out of the total applications, only 29,137 were approved and 5,587 applications were rejected, while 5,587 are still under consideration.

When asked for clarification in delays regarding passing house maps, the MCD officials said the administration itself is not serious on the issue as the  corporation committee-Layout Plan Sanction Committee(LOSC)- formed for this, does not hold meetings regularly.

Due to poor response from LOSC, applicants start construction of their buildings without its approval with the help of police and department officials.

Considering the whole issue, MCD Standing Committee Chairman Yogender Chandolia ordered to regulate LOSC meetings, at least once in fifteen days.