NEW DELHI: Bank shares were trading in the positive zone in Tuesday's afternoon session.

Shares of IndusInd Bank (up 3.20 per cent), Punjab National Bank (up 2.19 per cent), Axis Bank (up 1.37 per cent) and YES Bank (up 0.78 per cent) were the top performers in the index.

Kotak Mahindra Bank (up 0.73 per cent), State Bank of India (up 0.72 per cent) and RBL Bank (up 0.33 per cent) too were trading higher.The Nifty Bank index was trading 0.49 per cent up at 27,319.50 around 12:54 pm.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was up 32.30 points at 10,944.55 while the BSE Sensex was up 83.29 points at 36,666.03.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 31 were trading in the green, while 18 were in the red.

Shares of YES Bank, Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel, Ashok Leyland, Vedanta, ICICI Bank, Zee Entertainment, Bank of Baroda, Tata Motors, SBI, Indiabulls Housing Finance and BHEL were among the most traded shares on the NSE.