With the curfew now revised across Kenya and daily activities gradually coming back to life, Bolt a leading on-demand transportation platform in Africa and Europe is scaling-up its service delivery options in a bid to help customers and drivers adjust to the new normal and stay safe.
The company has significantly increased the number of vehicles under its new Bolt Protect category to over eight hundred. It has also moved the category into the first option in the platform as it seeks to improve its safety measures and strengthen its fight against the spread of coronavirus. The trips on Bolt Protect do not attract additional base fare and passengers do not pay extra when taking the rides.
Moreover, it has scaled up its Bolt for Business Account to provide an affordable and user‑friendly platform for company rides, making it easier for companies to manage their employees as the country continues opening up for business.
“We continue to strengthen our safety measures in the fight against coronavirus and help passengers and drivers adjust to the new normal. We remain cognizant of the severity and the effects of this virus in the economy and continue to look into ways to offer support,” said Ola Akinnusi, Bolt country manager, Kenya. “The increased number of vehicles on boarded to the Bolt Protect category will offer more safer and affordable rides to many customers and attracts the same base charges as the regular categories on our platform,” he added.
Bolt offers a user-friendly business account to corporates with enough cars to facilitate movement of staff in an organized and affordable manner enabling each team member to get home safely. The account also helps the corporates to have better control over employee transportation needs.
Further, the company has put measures in place in order to ensure contactless delivery on its Bolt Business Delivery platform in a bid to maintain social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bolt will also continue with its Wheel of Life initiative that seeks to provide access to hospitals for women in labour who might have obstetric emergencies during curfew hours, reducing maternal deaths during this challenging period.