Mumbai, April 7 : Key Indian equity market indices opened in the red on Friday despite decks being cleared for July 1 roll-out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) with the Parliament approval on four enabling Bills.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) was trading 149.41 points or 0.50 per cent lower during the early session.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 43.15 points or 0.47 per cent lower at 9,218.80 points.
The BSE Sensex, which opened at 29,850.71 points, was trading at 29,777.93 points (at 9.16 a.m.) in the early session, lower 149.41 points or 0.50 per cent from the previous day’s close at 29,927.34 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 29,850.71 points and a low of 29,763.02 points in the trade so far.