Elated over the news, the director says screening dates are yet to be announced.
The film narrates a heart-wrenching tale of a couple who migrates to Mumbai to fulfill their dreams.
"#Citylights to be screened at #NYIFF...Lovely festival run by some amazIng people. Screening date and time to be announced soon (sic)," Mehta tweeted on Wednesday.
Citylights is the story of Deepak Singh, who is forced to migrate to Mumbai from Rajasthan with his wife and child. He soon discovers the complexities of city life and finds himself living on the streets.
Produced by Fox Studios and Mahesh Bhatt, Citylights film was also screened at the Dharamsala International Film Festival (DIFF) last year. The film is an adaptation of British film Metro Manila.
Meanwhile, the 15th edition of the annual film festival is scheduled to be held on May 4-9, 2015.