New Delhi: The benchmark BSE Sensex crossed 30,000-mark by climbing almost 100 points in early session on Wednesday as sentiments rose on the back of counting of votes showing BJP set for big win.
The Sensex rose to a high of 30,071.77 points, surpassing a record last hit in March 2015. The broader NSE Nifty rose as much as 0.4 percent to a record high of 9,343.15 points, its second consecutive all-time milestone.
Meanwhile, the rupee strengthened to as much as 63.93 per dollar, its highest since August 2015, compared to its close of 64.2650 on Tuesday.
Benchmark Nifty closed above the 9,300-mark for the first time in its history yesterday, while the Sensex soared 287 points to a three-week high on widespread buying, spurred by strong results and upbeat global cues.