The NSE was conducting a special live trading as the exchange is upgrading the capacity of Futures and Options trading system hardware and software to the next generation system to improve processing capability and to handle increased activities in the market. The Existing Trading system architecture will be revamped by using a distributed processing concept.
Among the shares that gained in trade were Axis Bank, Sterlite Industries, Jindal Steel and Ranbaxy. The trading for such special occasions is generally characterised by low volumes and lack of investor interest. Among the shares that lost ground were Siemens, Grasim, HCL and Reliance Industries.
Today's trading which began at 11.00 am will last for two hours end will end at 1 pm.