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Mumbai, Mar 2 (PTI) The benchmark Sensex today continued its upward journey for the third straight session, rising over 97 points higher to end at 29,459.14 while the Nifty index closed at a new peak of 8,956.75 led by surge in capital goods and banking shares boosted by Budget proposals.

Barring Maruti Suzuki, most auto shares faced selling pressure on weak monthly sales.