The benchmark Sensex shot up to a new closing high of 15,092 points after cruising along on the back of funds buying heavily in blue-chip stocks led by metal and realty segments, amid firm global markets.
The 30-share Sensex shot up by 181.42 points at 15,092.04, surpassing the previous record of 15,045.73 reached on July 9. It touched an intra-day high of 15,112.22 and a low of 14,963.53 points.
Similarly, the second wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty shot up by 59 points to a new closing peak of 4,446.15. It touched the day's high of 4,451.95 and a low of 4,387.05 points.
The current rally was supported by metal and reality stocks on heavy buying by foreign and domestic funds influenced by encouraging corporate reports.
The metal segment index shot up by 370.40 points, or 3.34 per cent at 11,475.26, reality index by 254.17 points or 3.33 per cent at7880.70. Capital goods, a segment of leading heavy machine makers, rose by 184.82 points, or 1.45 per cent at 12,940.79.