Mumbai : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets hit a record high of 27,061.40 points Tuesday, surpassing its previous peak of 26,900.30 points scaled Sep 1.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) crossed the 27,000-mark for the first time and hit a record high of 27,061.40 points.

The Sensex, which opened at 26,888.21 points, was trading at 27,056.36 points (1.50 p.m.), up 188.81 points or 0.70 percent from the previous day’s close at 26,867.55 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,061.40 points and a low of 26,886.22 points in the intra-day trade.