Mumbai : The benchmark Sensex jumped over 90 points in early trade on Wednesday, extending yesterday's gains, on the back of increased buying by participants as the country's infrastructure growth hit a 6-month high in May.
Besides, a firming trend overseas kept the momentum going. The 30-share index, which had gained over 135 points in the previous session, rose 90.47 points, or 0.33%, to 27.871.30, with all sectoral indices led by consumer durables, healthcare and realty trading in the positive zone with gains up to 1.08%.
The NSE Nifty also inched higher by 17.30 points, or 0.21%, to 8,385.80.
Brokers said sentiment got a lift after the output of eight infrastructure sectors expanded 4.4% in May, the highest growth rate in the past six months and a hardening trend in the global market despite Greece's default.
Among other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei rose 0.22% in early trade today, shrugging off the Greek default.
Financial markets in Hong Kong are closed today. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.13% higher in yesterday's trade.