OUR STAFF REPORTER CHINIOT - The heavy rainfall exposed the administrations performance as drainage of rainwater from most parts of the city could not be ensured. It caused inconvenience to the public and motorists and pedestrians. Chiniot received 86mm of rain in regular last three days. The heavy rain hit the city, creating pools of water on roads after which worst traffic jams were witnessed on almost every major road, especially on Faisalabad Road, Sargodha Road, Lahore Road and Jhang Road. Many streets in the adjacent localities were inundated with rainwater, exposing the bad planning of the departments concerned. The following areas were badly hit by the rain; Tehsil Chowk, Thana Sadar Chowk, Rajoa Chowk, Alamgir Chowk, Madina Chowk, Garha Chowk, Sargodha, Faisalabad Road, Shahra-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Rail Bazaar, Mandir Road, Madrast-ul-Banat to Chowk Qasaban, Officers Colony and Post office Chowk. The water entered several houses due to the delay in work of new sewerage lines. During and immediately after the rain, a number of motorists were found stuck at various spots including the roads, major business centers and commercial areas too witnessed in inconvenience as traffic remain stuck there due to rain. Two killed, six hurt in road accidents: Two persons including a woman were killed whereas six were seriously injured in different road accidents here the other day. In the first incident, a speeding tractor-trolley crashed with a car, coming from opposite site near Chennab Nagar, killing area manager of State Life Insurance Company and injuring his three other companions. The injured were shifted to DHQ Hospital. In another accident, a tractor-trolley hit a motorcycle, killing a woman and injuring her husband Chaudhry Muhammad Saeed who was taken to nearby hospital. In a third accident, a Chiniot-bound car hit a motorcycle near Din College on Lahore Road, injuring two persons - namely Akhtar Ali and Qaiser Ali, resident of Mahboob Town Chiniot. They were shifted to Allied Hospital Faisalabad. BUSINESSMEN URGED TO CONTRIBUTE FOR UPLIFT: Chaudhry Masood Iqbal urged the local businessmen to raise funds for the development of District Chiniot here the other day. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Chaudhry Barkat Ali Hall, Mr Iqbal said that Chiniot got district status after a long struggle but there had been no development work in the area due to lack of funds. He urged the local industrialists and traders to contribute some funds so that necessary demands of the district could be met. Iqbal also said that CPLC Chiniot was committed to playing due role for the development of the district and that it would continue striving for bridge the gap the public and police. Clean-up drive demanded: Illegal cart stand and encroachment by shopkeepers are causing severe traffic jams in Chowk Jatho Than, Rail Bazaar, Muslim Bazaar and Mander Road here. On the other hand, the authorities concerned have become indifference to the plight of the people and have turned a deaf ear to the menace. These roads and Bazaars are most important regarding business viewpoint. Main blocked and traffic jams have become order of the day. These traffic jams create great hardships for motorists, passengers and pedestrians. Talking to this scribe, a citizen expressed his regret over the ineptitude and stubbornness of the authorities concerned. However, the local people questioned the measures for traffic management, saying that the officials concerned had utterly failed to resolve the problem of the area. They demanded that the DCO and the DPO should take stock of the traffic mess in the area and chalk appropriate measures to address the issue. They also called for a vigorous anti-encroachment operation to ensure a smooth flow of traffic in the area.