NEW DELHI: The Nifty Auto index traded positive around 10:39AM(IST)on Monday in an upbeat market.

Maruti Suzuki(up 3.52 per cent), Hero MotoCorp(up 2.58 per cent), Bharat Forge(up 1.66 per cent), Mahindra & Mahindra(up 1.53 per cent) and Bajaj Auto(up 1.53 per cent) were among the top gainers.

Balkrishna Industries(down 0.53 per cent) were the top losers on the index.

The Nifty Auto index was up 1.68 per cent at 11480.55 at the time of writing this report.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was up 144.85 points at 17957.55, while the BSE Sensex was up 486.7 points at 60231.35.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 37 were trading in the green, while 13 were in the red.

Shares of JP Power, Vodafone Idea, YES Bank, GMR Infra and BHEL were among the most traded shares on the NSE.

Shares of Vikas Ecotech (PP), GTN Textiles, Euro Panel Products Ltd., Vaswani Ind and Oriental Trimex hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while Vivo Collaboration Solutions Ltd., Asian Hotels(W), PayTM, McDowell Hold and Lumax Ind hit fresh 52-week lows in trade.