Sensex, Nifty hit new lifetime high in opening trade

Mumbai: Continuing its record-setting spree, the benchmark BSE Sensex hit a new lifetime high of 22,464.86 in opening trade on Monday on strong rally in power, oil & gas, auto, banking and PSU stocks, driven by sustained capital inflows.

The 50-share NSE Nifty too scaled a new high of 6,728.85 by surging 32.95 points, or 0.49 per cent.

The 30-share Sensex rose by 124.89 points, or 0.55 per cent, to trade at an all-time high of 22,464.86, surpassing its previous intra-day record high of 22,363.97 reached on March 28.