New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday told a delegation that a high-level committee would address their concerns on safety of the Kudankulam nuclear power project.

A multi-party delegation from Tamil Nadu met Singh and expressed concern over the safety aspects of the 1000 MW Kudankulam nuclear power plant which is set to be commissioned later this year.

"The Prime Minister gave us a patient hearing. He assured us that he will set up a committee that will travel to Kudankulam and address the safety concerns of the people," AIADMK MP V Maitreyan told reporters.

The delegation led by Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Pannerselvam had members from parties like the Congress, AIADMK and CPI and representatives from Kudankulam.

They demanded that the Kudankulam project be halted till the concerns of the locals are addressed.

The meeting was attended by Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman Srikumar Banerjee, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon, Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy.

Maitreyan said Singh did not give any off-hand assurance but said the delegation would consist of officials from AEC, Centre, state government and locals.

(Agencies)