Maruti fell half a percent in an otherwise strong market after it reported a fall of 14 percent in June sales on account of big export weakness.
The Sensex gained 209.77 points or 0.78 percent at 27209.49 and the Nifty rose 62.40 points or 0.75 percent to 8350.15. About 1533 shares advanced against 930 declining shares on Bombay Stock Exchange.
Eicher Motors continued to register strong growth in sales. It sold 4,935 vehicles in June, a growth of 18.5 percent compared with 4,163 units sold in same period last year. In April-June quarter, company’s sales volume increased 32.5 percent to 16,070 units from 12,128 units in year-ago period.