66.825 United States Dollar
Dealers said the sharp recovery of the rupee was due to restrictions imposed by the RBI on forward trading in the local currency by FIIs and traders, besides the cap fixed on banks' exposure to the forex market.
In addition, a higher opening in the equity market ahead of the RBI's credit policy review later in the day and gains registered by other currencies against the US dollar supported the rupee's rise.
The rupee had gained 7 paise to close at Rs 53.64/65 per dollar yesterday after witnessing a record low of Rs 54.30 during the volatile session.
Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex shot up by 107.56 points, or 0.68 per cent, to 15,944.03 in opening trade today.