Mumbai: Indian equity indices opened in the red on Monday with sensex falling over 200 points and Nifty also trading in the negative. Also Read - Sensex Falls By 1,300 Points; Banking, Auto Stocks Plunge

At 10.30 AM sensex was trading at 40,831.91, down by 309 points or 0.76 per cent. Also Read - Sensex Falls 440 Points To 50,406; Nifty Slips Below Key 15,000 Level

The broader Nifty was also trading in the red at 11,996.85, down by 102 points or 0.84 per cent. Also Read - Sensex Dives 726 Points, Slips Below 51,000-Level; Nifty Down By 197 Points

The downslide was caused by investors who took money off the table amid concerns over the impact of coronavirus on global economy.

The 30 share index Sensex opened at 41,166 and Nifty opened at 12,102.35 on Monday morning when trading began.