The BSE benchmark Sensex moved up by 53 points in a special 90-minute trading on Friday on investors purchasing banking and realty stocks.
The 30-share barometer opened marginally higher and hovered in a range of 17,212.36 and 17,125.88, before ending higher by 53.09 points, or 0.31%, at 17,187.34.
The National Stock Exchange's 50-share Nifty index settled higher by 18.40 points, or 0.35%, at 5,209.
Both the NSE and the BSE on Friday conducted a special live trading session in the F&O segment from 11.15 am to 12.45 pm due to upgradation of the system.
All sectoral indices remained in positive zone and gained up to 1.32%.
Major gainers were Bajaj Auto, Hero MotoCorp, Maruti Suzuki, BHEL, HDFC Bank, HDFC Ltd., ICICI Bank, State Bank of India, Infosys, Sterlite Ind. and NTPC.