Mumbai: Amidst concerns over hike in petrol prices, Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index for Indian equities markets on Tuesday closed 276 points higher than its previous close with realty and FMCG scrips leading the gainers' pack.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 18,266.61 points, closed at 18,508.23 points (provisional), up 276.17 points or 1.51 percent from its previous close at 18,232.06 points.

The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange also ended higher at 5,561.15 points, up 1.61 percent.

Broader markets too were ruling in the green with the BSE midcap index ending 1.84 percent up and the BSE smallcap index up 1.11 percent.

Agencies