Besides, increased selling of dollar by exporters and banks and a higher opening in the domestic equity market supported the rupee, dealers said.

The rupee had slipped 10 paise to end at 66.46 in the previous session on Wednesday on persistent demand for the American currency from banks and importers on the back of a higher greenback in overseas markets.

Forex market was closed yesterday on account of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex surged 315.96 points, or 1.22 percent, to trade at 26,279.93.



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