Both the stock exchanges BSE and NSE held a 90-minute special trading session from 11.15 am to 12.45 pm, as the BSE was testing its Disaster Recover Site.
Volumes were low, amidst lower participation from retail investors and institutions. BPCL, Jindal Steel, PNB and Sun Pharma gained modestly.
Markets are now expected to focus their attention on the results of the UP elections to be held next week. Any major setback for the Congress in UP could lead to a sell-off in stocks.