For Vande Bharat, Tata Steel will introduce a seating system that will be "First in India" and invest Rs 3000 Cr on R&D.

According to a senior source, Tata Group is preparing to introduce the "First in India" seating system for Vande Bharat Express trains starting in September 2022 and plans to invest Rs 3,000 crore on R&D by FY26.

 By 2030, the steel-to-salt conglomerate hopes to rank among the top 5 technological companies worldwide in the steel sector.

The Vande Bharat express has placed a bulk order for Rs 145 crore with Tata Steel's Composites business for seating systems. This contract calls for the provision of full seating systems for 22 train sets, each consisting of 16 coaches.

"These are specifically made chairs with 180-degree rotatable backs and passenger amenities similar to those seen in aircraft.

This supply, which will be carried out over a 12-month period beginning in September 2022, is a "first-in-India" kind. Defiant Debashish Bhattacharjee,

According to Tata Steel's vice president of technology and new materials business, PTI. The infrastructural, industrial, and railroad sectors all play a significant role in the Indian composites industry, which is controlled by institutional firms.

Converting existing steel uses to Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) applications was one of the primary goals of the composites industry. A prospective client for Tata Steel's FRP Composites division is Railways.

FRP will be utilised in the chairs because of its increased corrosion resistance and reduced maintenance requirements. Additionally, it will meet the European requirement for fire-retardant construction and increase passenger safety and comfort.

According to Tata Steel's vice president of technology and new materials business, PTI. The second-fastest train in India, the Vande Bharat Express, popularly known as Train 18, travels at a 130 km/hr top speed.

According to business management, one of the main enablers for gaining technological leadership is a speedy conversion of concepts into pilot testing and commercialization. The firm wants to be among the "Top 5 in technology in the steel sector globally by 2030."