The city of splendor, Lucknow has emerged as a major realty hotspot. It is one of the top fastest growing cities for real estate. It is hard not to get overwhelmed by the frenzied pace of construction and the high rise apartment buildings dotting the skyline standing out. Lucknow in more recent times has emerged as a serious contender in attracting IT investments. Tata consultancy Services (T C S) has a large campus in the city. Besides that a 100 acre I.T city near the international airport is on the anvil which will also house an IIT and a cancer hospital. Direct air connection are available in Lucknow to New Delhi, Patna, Calcutta, Mumbai, Varanasi, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram and other major cities via CCS International Airport. At present Air India, Air India Express, Jetlite, Jet Air, Go Air, Indigo, Saudi Airlines, Fly Dubai, Oman Air and Spice Jet operate Domestic and International flights to and fro from Lucknow. Lucknow is no more considered as Tier II city. It has become a metropolitan city. The city's first metro is being built at an approximate cost of Rs. 12500/- crore, Lucknow is home to a number of educational and research organization including IIM Lucknow, Central Drug Research Institute, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, National Botanical Research Institute, IET Lucknow, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and King George's Medical University. Lucknow Race Course in Lucknow Cantonment is spread over 70.22 acres , the course's 3.2 km long race track is the longest in India. Lucknow Golf Club, on the sprawling greens of La Martiniere College is well-known golf course while an International-level Cricket Stadium and Academy project in the city is under construction in Gomti Nagar.