Mumbai: Driven by a normal monsoon forecast and firming trend on Asian bourses, Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex opened 192 points up at 19,313.97 level on Wednesday.

Extending its gains from Tuesday on continued buying by funds, the 30-share index rose by 192.14 points in opening trade. It had gained 30.66 points in Tuesday's volatile session.

Stocks of financials, IT, capital goods and metal sectors led the gain in early trade.

In a similar fashion, broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 60.05 points, to 5,800.80 level.

Brokers said sentiments turned better following a normal monsoon forecast for this year and firming trend on other Asian bourses following overnight gains in the US market.

(Agencies)