Why there's no happy hour in this town

We've all been there.

After a long day at work, sometimes you are counting down to happy hour with your colleagues.

Well, not in this Indian city.

There's no happy hour in the majority of Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India.

A nationwide ruling recently went into effect by the Supreme Court that was meant to curb drunk driving.

The order bans the selling of alcohol within .3 miles of national highways throughout the country.

Bengaluru is one of India's most cosmopolitan cities and it's crisscrossed with six highways.

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Meaning, over 700 pubs, hotels, restaurants and wine stores have gone dry or shuttered altogether.

That's an estimated $10 billion blow to bars, according to CNN.

Happy hour got unhappy and business owners are furious.

There's a movement to reclassify stretches of highway that pass through cities as roads.

It's unclear how long the change will take, but many local business owners are optimistic the ban will be tweaked and they hope patrons will soon be toasting to that!

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