Equity benchmarks extended gains on Tuesday as the Sensex opened higher by more than 150 points and the Nifty reclaimed its 9250 level, backed by Reliance Industries. Positive Asian cues also aided the rally.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 171.05 points at 29,826.89 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 48.85 points at 9266.80. Nifty Bank opened at record high.
Reliance Industries surged 2.46 percent after better-than-expected earnings in Q4. M&M, ICICI Bank, Dr Reddy's Labs, Cipla, Indiabulls Housing Finance, Ambuja Cements and Hindalco were other early gainers.