Mumbai: The BSE Sensex made a modest recovery of over 43 points at the start Tuesday on fresh buying, buoyed by a pick-up in infrastructure sector in November coupled with firm Asian cues.
The 30-share index rose 43.46 points, or 0.16 percent, to 26,638.91, with sectoral indices consumer durables, power, metal, oil and gas, health-care and realty advancing by up to 1.93 percent.
The gauge had lost 31.01 points in the first trading session of 2017 Monday.
The NSE Nifty also moved up by 17.20 points, or 0.21 percent, to 8,196.70.
Sentiment got a lift after the core industries grew at 4.9 percent in November 2016 on the back of a healthy performance by sectors, including coal, steel and electricity.
Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.47 per cent while Shanghai Composite index rose 0.71 per cent in early trade Tuesday. Japanese markets remained closed today for an extended new year holiday.