After witnessing a correction through the week, the market extended its gains form the morning session.
The 30-share Sensex was up 128.42 points at 29296.10, while the Nifty was up 39.15 points at 9069.60.
The market breadth was positive too as 1,598 shares advanced against a decline of 692 shares. Around 130 shares were unchanged.
Gas Authority of India (GAIL), Tata Motors and BPCL were among top gainers on both the indices, while ITC, Eicher Motors and HUL were among the top losers.
The National Stock Exchange on Wednesday introduced futures and options (F&O) contracts in 15 individual securities. These stocks will be available for trading from March 31, 2017.
Reliance Defence, InterGlobe Aviation, PVR, among others will be included in the list. Among financials, Capital First, Muthoot Finance, Equitas Holdings, Ujjivan Financial Services, Max Financial Services and Indian Bank will be included in the list.
Dalmia Bharat, Infibeam Incorporation, Suzlon Energy, Piramal Enterprises, Escorts, and Shree Cements are the other stocks to be included.