Nigerian leading mobility platform, Bolt has introduced the country’s first ride-hailing inter-city category, expanding its comfort-focused service offering for inter-city riders. Bolt’s ambition to conveniently connect cities and transport people around with ease is the background of this initiative.
The inter-city service aims to connect Nigerians between states with a commitment to creating sustainable cities by simplifying Nigerians’ mobility. The new inter-city category on Bolt is currently available for the Lagos-Ibadan and Owerri-Port Harcourt routes.
To promote its accessibility and affordability, this new service is providing a 20% discount on all intercity travels, valid for up to NGN 5,000 per ride.
The mission of Bolt, the first European super-app, is to increase the affordability, security, and sustainability of urban mobility. Founded in 2013, it has garnered over 100 million clients spread across 45 nations in Africa and Europe, while offering a variety of mobility services, including as food and grocery delivery, ride-hailing, and shared vehicles like scooters and autos.
Since its introduction in Nigeria, Bolt has revolutionised the country’s mobility market with its cutting-edge and distinctive services that improve passengers’ mobility and give job opportunities to Africans.
In Nigeria, the services have reached over 22 states and are aiming to reach the entire country.
In 2020, it launched a tricycle version in Nigeria after becoming well-known as a cab hailing service. Tricycles, sometimes referred to as “Kekes” in Nigeria, are thought to be a safer form of transportation than motorcycles. This strategy was described as a refreshed effort to address local issues with internationally proven solutions.
Early this year, the company raised $714m in funding round, touted as one of its biggest funding round.
How to use the new Bolt inter city trip service
The service has been made incredibly simple and is almost the same as its intra city service. The only difference is that while the inter-city service is also available everyday, there is a time frame of operation i.e. 6am until 3pm.
Similar to the intra-city service, riders can request an inter-city ride by entering their destination on the platform, verifying their pick-up location, and then clicking on request. This will link them to a driver in the area. To make sure there are no delays, the intercity service also has backup vehicles available.
Nigerians can use this service to visit friends, particularly since that the holiday season is rapidly approaching. Bolt’s inter-city category strengthens its commitment to offering top-notch services by easing inter-city travel.
With its innovative offering, Bolt appears to be reaffirming its position as the leading platform in Nigeria’s ride-hailing industry. Providing the highest degree of customer satisfaction while offering a service that is both safe and affordably priced has always been the company’s top goal.
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