Extending its early gains,the BSE Sensex surged by 234 points in mid-session on funds buying in banking,capital goods and oil and gas stocks. Oil & Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) shares were up by 5.52 per cent while Reliance Industries (RIL) shares gained nearly 1 per cent.
The 30-share barometer rose by 234.10 points,or 1.23 per cent,to 19,213.86 points in mid-session. The Sensex touched a high of 19,249.35 points and a low of 18,929.38 during the day trade.
The Sensex has rallied over 700 points in the last two sessions.
The broad-based NSE Nifty index rose by 80.85 points to 5,673.80 at the same time.
Brokers said the market sentiment remained bullish ever since new RBI governor Raghuram Rajan took over and announced slew of measures to boost economic growth.