Uber, the global ride-hailing firm, through its UberBoat platform, has announced the launch of a pilot test of a boat service in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacity’s notoriously congested roads.
In partnership with the Lagos State Waterways Authority and Texas Connection Ferries, UberBOAT will be available only on weekdays for the next 2 weeks starting from 11 to 25 October 2019.
UberBOAT will be travelling along the following routes: Ikorodu – Falomo in the morning. (N500 per trip) and Falomo – Ikorodu in the evening. (N500 per trip).
Lagos, Your UberBOAT has arrived ! 🚢
Want to beat traffic or be on time? Sit back and enjoy the cruise!
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— Uber Nigeria (@UberNigeria) October 11, 2019
“This initiative is aimed at providing commuters with an easy and affordable way to get in and out of the city’s business districts,” Uber said in a statement.
At a press conference on Friday, Uber officials said there would be four trips a day, carrying up to 35 people on a boat, during the two-week pilot.
UberBoat initiative follows the launch of GBoat, Gokada’s riding service in Lagos on 13th of June 2019. GBoat is powered by Lagos boats, a boat rental company based in Lagos.
For more details and how to book, click here.