Equity benchmarks as well as broader markets extended rally in afternoon trade after Infosys and PSU banks gained strength.
The 30-share BSE Sensex Sensex was up 189.35 points at 31,481.20 and the 50-share NSE Nifty rose 51.60 points to 9,817.15 while the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices gained 1 percent each.
About two shares advanced for every share falling on the BSE.
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