MUMBAI, June 5 (Reuters) - India’s main stock index provisionally edged higher on Tuesday as continued hopes for rate cuts sparked additional gains in lenders such as HDFC Bank, while infrastructure stocks rose on hopes for a pickup in stalled projects.
HDFC Bank rose 1.58 percent, while State Bank of India added 1.66 percent.
Larsen & Toubro gained 2.94 percent, while BHEL rose 2.25 percent.
India’s main 30-share BSE index provisionally rose 0.18 percent to 16,017.61 points. The broader 50-share NSE index rose 0.31 percent to 4,863.30 points. (Reporting by Manoj Dharra; Editing by Rafael Nam)