Bulls took charge right from the word go and consistently traded in the green. But intense buying in the last hour helped the market end on an even stronger note. The Nifty, not only managed to clock 10,700, but also closed above this mark.
Buying was visible across all sectors, with maximum gains seen among automobiles, metals, banks, infrastructure and consumption names. In the broader market, the Nifty Midcap index ended 3 percent higher.
At the close of market hours, the Sensex closed up 629.06 points or 1.79% at 35779.07, while the Nifty rose 188.40 points or 1.79% at 10737.60. The market breadth was positive as 1,882 shares advanced, against a decline of 645 shares, while 139 shares were unchanged.
Hero MotoCorp, Bharti Airtel, and Indiabulls Housing gained the most, while Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, and Bharti Infratel lost the most.