Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday surged 185.54 points or 0.63 percent in the early session ahead as capital goods stocks surged.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 51.35 points or 0.58 percent up at 8,953.20 points.
The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 29,533.42 points, was trading at 29,547.04 points (at 9.22 a.m.) in the early session, up 185.54 points or 0.63 percent from the previous day's close at 29,361.50 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 29,570.50 points and a low of 29,451.69 points in the trade so far.
Goods buying was observed in capital goods, banking and auto sectors, and selling pressure was seen in the consumer durables sector.