Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), Saturday surged 213.71 points or 0.73 percent in the early session ahead of the Union Budget.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 56.85 points or 0.64 percent up at 8,901.45 points.
The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 29,411.33 points, was trading at 29,433.83 points (at 9.15 a.m.) in the early session, up 213.71 points or 0.73 percent from the previous day's close at 29,220.12 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 29,437.59 points and a low of 29,406.10 points in the trade so far.
All the sectors were trading in green. The rally was led by banking, capital goods and consumer durables sectors.