At 3.30 pm IST, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading at 17719.37 up by 96.92 points or 0.55%, it had touched intraday high of 17,809 and NSE Nifty was trading at 5372.50 up by 37.35 points or 0.70%.
Among sectoral indices on BSE, most of the sectors were trading in positive terrain. Realty, Consumer Durables, IT, Metal were leading the rally.
While on the losing side, the only sectors failed to lure investors were Bankex and Health Care
On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the top volume gainers were Reliance Infra, Hindalco, JP Associates, Reliance Power, Gail posted gains between 3.37%-7.25%.
And the loser in today trade were Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank, ONGC, Sail and Dr Reddy.