The Sensex and the Nifty today hit fresh record highs in afternoon trade. Both stocks climbed more than half a per cent amid positive global cues. The Sensex was trading above 57,000 mark while the Nifty was trading above 17,000 level.
The BSE Sensex gained 408 points, or 0.72 per cent, to trade at 57,297. The NSE Nifty also surged 119 points, or 0.7 per cent, to trade at 17,050.
In the forex market, the rupee also appreciated 17 paise against the US currency to trade at 73 rupees and 10 paise per dollar in the afternoon deals.