Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency Varanasi is one of three cities from Uttar Pradesh that have made the grade for central funds for a makeover. The other two are Agra and Kanpur.
Maharashtra has the most cities on today's list, five, followed by four each from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Punjab has two, including Amritsar, as do Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Gujarat, Nagaland and Sikkim have one each.
With this announcement, said Mr Naidu, a total investment of Rs.1,44,742 crore has been proposed by 60 cities under smart city plans.
The government had first announced a list of 20 cities in January and then another list of 13 in May.
State governments and respective urban local bodies will match the centre's contribution.
The Modi government aims to transform about 100 cities by 2019-20.
Here's the complete list of all smart cities