Power, real estate, capital goods and oil and gas indices gained over 7 per cent each and led the Sensex rally on Thursday.
The Bombay Stock Exchange’s Sensex recorded the 3rd highest single-day gain of 817.49 points for the duration of the current calendar year, taking the index from 16,949.14 on Wednesday to 17,766.63 points on Thursday.
The power index was the top gainer in percentage terms, appreciating by 8.14 % in a single day. Power Finance Corporation was the top gainer, up by 22.5 % from Rs 150.80 to Rs 184.75 on BSE.
Neyveli Lignite (13.13 %), BHEL (12.63 %), GMR Infrastructure (12.42 %) and Crompton Greaves (10 %) were among the chief gainers, rising by more than 10 % each.
The realty index, which was the 2nd biggest gainer, appreciated by 7.58 % to 10,143.55 (9,428.89).
Unitech, Indiabulls Real Estate, Omaxe and Mahindra Lifespace achieved over 8 % each on BSE. DLF, which won the heading sponsorship rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL), gained 6.12 % to close at Rs 864.85 (Rs 815).