stock market indices, sensex at record high, nifty at new high, 3 years of modi govt
Employees walk out of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai August 22, 2013.Reuters file

The Indian equity markets touched record intra-highs during the early morning trade session on Tuesday.

According to market observers, healthy buying was witnessed in consumer durables, automobile and banking stocks.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE gained by 156.54 points or 0.52 percent, while the wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 35 points or 0.37 percent to 9,480.40 points.

The BSE Sensex, which opened at 30,391.48 points, was trading at 30,478.66 points at around 9.30 am, higher by 156.54 points or 0.52 percent from the previous day's close at 30,322.12 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 30,490.42 points and a low of 30,363.37 points during the intraday trade so far.

On May 11, the benchmark indices had touched record intra-day highs, as well as new 52-week highs. The Nifty scaled a new intraday high of 9,450.65 points and the BSE Sensex, 30,366.43 points.