The Sensex too clocked nearly 400 points gain cruising comfortably above 20100. Banks were the big star in trade today. The Bank Nifty was up nearly 3 percent led by names like PNB (up 6.6 percent) and SBI (up 3.5 percent).
The Sensex soared 401.96 points to 20124.25, and the Nifty was at 6119.05, up 123.65 points. GMR Infra, UCO Bank, LT Finance Holdings, Eicher Motors and IPCA Lab are among the key gainers at this hour, up between 5-8 percent.
BSE Sensex surged 300 points in the morning trade led by heavy buying in rate senseitives like banks, realty, auto along with capital goods. NSE Nifty was also up over a percent and inching towards 6100.