October 3, 2017 / 7:03 AM / 16 days ago

Sensex rises for third session; Tata Motors surges

Brokers trade on their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai May 13, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

REUTERS - Indian shares closed higher for a third straight session on Tuesday as automakers such as Tata Motors Ltd gained on strong monthly sales, while investors shifted their focus to the Reserve Bank of India’s policy meeting on Wednesday.

The BSE Sensex rose 0.68 percent to 31,497.38, while the broader NSE Nifty ended 0.72 percent higher at 9,859.50.

Tata Motors shares closed 3.6 percent higher.

Reporting by Vishal Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu

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