The broader markets too opened in line with the benchmark indices, gaining nearly 0.4% each.
Among the sectoral indices, Auto, Realty, PSU and Power indices gained 1% each in the opening trades. IT, FMCG, Bankex and Metal indices up 0.5-0.6% were the other notable gainers. Teck index flat with a negative bias was the only index in the red.
Auto majors like Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors and Bajaj Auto gained between 1-4% were the top gainers followed by NTPC, Coal India, Gail India, BHEL, ICICI Bank, Tata Power and TCS all adding 1% each.
Among other stocks, Cairn India dipped 4% to Rs 313 .